Clearances and Background Checks:
Background checks and clearances are completed in everyone’s best interest! Not only are background checks required by almost each of our licensing, funding, and overseeing agencies, but they also help strengthen relationships between our staff and community. For 45 years, Sasha Bruce Youthwork has maintained pride in creating safe spaces for everyone in the community- and we’re excited to welcome you to the team!
While your role may set you apart at Sasha Bruce, and the impact you have will be unique and invaluable, all personnel (consultants, volunteers, interns, and staff) who work in direct contact with our youth, young adults, and families must complete the same background checks and clearances.
A Few Important Notes:
- The process is renewed annually, so you may want to note dates in your calendar to prepare to renew your background checks with plenty of time for processing.
- Hold onto your receipts! If something isn’t returned to the HR Team in proper order, it’ll be important for followup.
- Residency is always established with Driver’s License or State ID; however, for those of you who are new to the DMV, please remember that when you start, you’ll need State Criminal and Child Protection clearances from anywhere you’ve lived in the past five years.
- The PREA Certificate is only necessary if you are part of our Occasional team or hired for the Chloe House or REACH Programs. You’ll take the first course on the upper left, Your Role in Responding to Sexual Abuse.