Child Abuse History Clearance

The State of Pennsylvania requires anyone working with children in the social services field to have a current Child Abuse History Clearance. Applicants will be required to provide their own clearance, which must be completed prior to working at PCS. The process can be expedited by completing the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form now.

 

The form can be completed online through the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Portal. You will need to create an account and then log in to access your clearances. Payable by a $8 credit card payment. You are responsible for the cost. This clearance will be credentialing that you will make a part of your personal employment credentials.

 

 

FBI Criminal Background Check

Anyone providing services to children must have cleared a FBI Criminal Background Check. The FBI Criminal background check is more comprehensive and will indicate any criminal offenses that have occurred outside of the state of Pennsylvania. The FBI clearances can take 4-6 weeks. All job applicants must complete the clearance process and present the clearance prior to being hired. The document will be scanned for our records and the original document will be returned to you.

 

All of the information necessary for registering and completing the fingerprint and clearance check can be found at the following web site: https://pacogentid.3m.com/index_dpwNew.htm. You should register for the Department of Human Services clearance. You are responsible for the $23 cost of this process. This is credentialing that you will make a part of your personal employment credentials.

 

Pennsylvania Criminal History Check

The State of Pennsylvania requires anyone working in the social services field to have a current Criminal Record Clearance. Applicants will be required to provide their own clearance, which must be completed prior to working at PCS. The process can be expedited by completing a clearance application online using a credit card for a fee of $8.

 

If you are unable to accomplish your clearance application online you can print out the form and mail it to the State Police. A clearance is required prior to orientation/hire.

 

 

Act 168 Forms

In order to meet Act 168 requirements we must contact all of your previous employers where you had direct contact with children and receive a completed Act 168 Form from them. Direct contact with children refers to: the care, supervision, guidance or control of children or routine interaction with children. This will include employers in and out of state and does not include volunteer work completed. You can find out more information at www.education.pa.gov.

 

To get an Act 168 Form completed by PCS please email recruit@pacounseling.com.

 

 

Disclosure Statement Affirmation

If your clearances are dated with in the past 5 years please review and sign the disclosure statement and bring along with you to your interview.