In the ongoing attention and concern we have for the children in our care, the Diocese of Cleveland has issued the following guidelines for all volunteers who work with minors.
- VIRTUS TRAINING CERTIFICATION: To pre-register for a class, go to www.virtus.org and click on “First-Time Registrant” in the left column to begin the registration process. Select “Cleveland, OH (Diocese)” as your organization. Create a username and password. Click “Continue” to fill in the remaining information. List “St. Francis Xavier, Medina” as your primary location. This is also the process of setting up your online account.
- BACKGROUND CHECK: Selection.com Note: Fee $25.00 (you may submit your receipt to the parish office for reimbursement). After you have registered for your Virtus class and set up your Virtus account, you will be prompted to obtain a background check through Selection.com. Follow the prompts to enroll in Selection.com. Note:If their is no prompt to register at Selection.com, please contact Lori Hrnchar at the parish office: 330-764-8951.
- ONLINE TRAINING BULLETINS: After you attend Virtus training, you will receive periodic email training updates. These brief articles are followed by one question with multiple choice answers, to verify that the content was understood. A record of your ongoing progress will be kept for diocesan records. All VIRTUS-trained personnel should be current with the online training bulletins.
- IN-SERVICE VIDEOS *REQUIREMENT FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS, CURRENT AND NEW*
The videos provide updates and reminders as to the Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse and the Standards of Conduct for Ministry. In June 2016, Cleveland Bishop Richard Lennon promulgated revised editions to these documents. TWO REQUIRED DOCUMENTS are to be read and signed after the In-Service videos are viewed.
Please return both documents to the parish office.
Thank you for your willingness to give of your time for the benefit of our young people.
I really appreciate your understanding and follow through with these matters.
Rev. Anthony Sejba
Updated January, 2019