Virtus Training Updates and Reminders

All volunteers, along with parish and school staff who volunteer or work with children or youth of the Archdiocese are required to take the class ahead of volunteering or working within the parish. The training is currently being conducted online at virtus.org. Online training will be possible ONLY until Mon, Sep 19.

After Sep 19, you will need to sign up for onsite classes at www.virtus.org. If you have questions, please contact Sacred Heart’s Virtus Coordinator, Maureen Reintjes at maureen.reintjes@shoj.org.

Who needs to complete the Virtus Adult Training and Screening?

  • All employees, whether working around children or not
  • All volunteers who have contact with children/youth who have either regular or unsupervised interaction with minors
  • Volunteers between the ages of 16-18 who volunteer in environments and activities that may include other children. For volunteers under the age of 18, a Parental Permission Form is required and we encourage a parent/guardian attend the same session.
  • Children under the age of 16 should never attend the Adult Awareness session (nor should they be considered as adults or place in unsupervised environments requiring adult supervision of minors).

Besides the training there will be a digital background check and three Archdiocesan documents to sign digitally. All this must be completed at one time from a PC or laptop (not a from a smartphone/tablet). Once all this is completed, please check into your Virtus profile monthly to see if any monthly bulletins or ongoing training modules have been assigned. Everything assigned must be completed to keep your Virtus account compliant and active.

 

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