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Employment Requirements-Coaches and Volunteers

CLEARANCES / REQUIREMENTS, EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEERS
According to Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), 
anyone working or volunteering with children in public or private schools 
is required to provide proof of the following clearances and documentation:

Employment Requirements:


1.  PA State Criminal Clearance (ACT 34); submit online at
https://epatch.state.pa.us

2.  PA Child Abuse History Clearance (ACT 151); submit online at www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis

3.  FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check (ACT 114); pre-register online https://uenroll.identogo.com and use Service Code 1KG6XN

4.  Child Abuse Recognition Training Certificate (ACT 126); free and available at www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu

5.  School Personnel Health Record with completed Tuberculin (TB) test and physical results; form available in school office. TB Test must be administered within the prior three months.

6.  Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form; form available in school office.

7.  Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release(s); form available in school office.

8.  
Copy of an official transcript

9.  Letters of professional reference

10.  Resume and cover letter


Volunteer Requirements:

When applying be sure to apply as “volunteer”; this will waive the fee for PA Criminal History and PA Child Abuse History Clearances.

1. PA State Criminal Clearance; submit online at https://epatch.state.pa.us

2. PA Child Abuse History Clearance; submit online at www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis

3. FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check; pre-register online https://uenroll.identogo.com and use Service Code 1KG6Y3
a. There is a waiver/affidavit for this if you have been a Pennsylvania resident for the entire previous ten (10) consecutive years and have not been convicted of certain offenses. Waivers are available in the school office.

4. Child Abuse Recognition Training Certificate; free and available at www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu

5. School Personnel Health Record with completed Tuberculin (TB) test; form available in school office. TB Test must be administered within the prior three months.

Additional Coach Requirements:

1. Concussion Training Certificate; http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000

2. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training Certificate; https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61032
*All coach clearances and forms are to be submitted to the Board approved event scheduler at Girard High School.

3. Signed Job Description – required yearly

All clearances must be dated within one (1) year prior to hire date or start of volunteering and will need to be renewed every five (5) years with continuous service. If there is a break in service with Girard School District, new clearances will be required. Any person employed or volunteering in the Girard School District must maintain current clearances on file at the Administration Office. It is his/her responsibility to apply for the clearances and provide them on time to the administration office. Failure to do so may result in termination from your position.


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