Employee Release Form
Second Presbyterian Church
Child Protection Policy - Screening Form for Employees
This screening form is required of all employees involved in the supervision or custody of children and youth at Second Presbyterian Church. It will be used to help the church provide a safe environment for all children and youth who participate in its programs.
Please complete all questions. The information provided will be held in strict confidence.
Are you now a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia? ______ If so, how long have you resided continuously in Virginia? _____________________
Home Phone_________________ Work Phone _________________ e-mail ____________________
Drivers license number_____________________ State_____________________________________
Date of birth______-______-______ Social Security Number______________________
Are you a member of Second Presbyterian Church? _______ If so, year joined__________________
If not, or if you have been a member for less than six months, please list previous church membership:
Church name__________________________________________ City ______________ State _______
How long were you a member there? _______________________
___ ___ Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense involving the possession, use, manufacture or sale of drugs, or involving a sexually related crime?
___ ___ Have you ever been arrested for, or convicted of any criminal offense, excluding minor traffic violations?
___ ___ Has any administrative or civil claim or suit ever been filed against you alleging sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual abuse, assault or battery?
___ ___ Have you ever been hospitalized or treated for alcohol or substance abuse?
___ ___ Have you ever been denied an opportunity to supervise youth activities for any reason?
Please fully explain any “yes” answers above, including the outcome of any arrest, conviction, treatment, proceeding or denial you have disclosed. Continue on back if necessary.
In compliance with the Child Protection Policy at Second Presbyterian Church, all paid staff will be screened before working with children or youth. This may include checks of criminal background records, sex offender registries, driving records, and employment history. These reports may include information regarding your character and general reputation. You may request in writing a complete disclosure of the nature and scope of the investigation we require.
I acknowledge that I have read, understand and agree to abide by the Second Presbyterian Church Child Protection Policy and have received a copy for my personal use.
I acknowledge that I have read and understand this disclosure and authorization form, and understand that it is legally binding.
I authorize a criminal and civil records check to be conducted on me, and I understand that a record of information obtained will be kept in a confidential file by the church. I also agree to submit to a drug screening if the church deems that to be advisable, either prior to or after my employment service begins.
I authorize any person, firm, institution or agency contacted to furnish the above mentioned information and I release all parties involved from any liability and responsibility for doing so. I sign this release as my own free act in exchange for the opportunity to serve as a Second Presbyterian Church employee or volunteer. I also recognize that further inquiries or testing within the scope of this authorization may be made pursuant to this authorization at any time during the term of my employment or volunteer service without further authorization by me. This authorization shall be valid in original, faxed, electronic, or copied form.
I agree to follow the Child Protection Policy and to refrain from inappropriate conduct in the performance of my service on behalf of Second Presbyterian Church. I understand that any violation of this Child Protection Policy or misrepresentation of information that I have provided may result in termination of employment or volunteer service with children or youth.