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HUMAN RESOURCES

ACT 168 of 2014 – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania  Sexual Misconduct /Abuse Disclosure Release

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Positions are available until filled unless otherwise specified.
Incomplete application packets will not be accepted. EOE.

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ADMINISTRATIVE/SUPERVISORY OPPORTUNITIES
Please submit application packet to https://www.pareap.net

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Administrative/Supervisory Application
  • Copy of certification issued by the PA Department of Education, if applicable
  • College Transcripts (official required upon hire), if applicable
  • PA Child Abuse Report (Act 151)
  • Criminal Background Report (Act 34)
  • Federal Criminal History Registration (Act 114)
  • Commonwealth of PA Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release (Act 168)
  • Three letters of recommendation

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES
Please submit application packet to https://www.pareap.net

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Teaching Application (PA Standing Teaching Application)
  • Copy of certification issued by the PA Department of Education
  • College Transcripts (official required upon hire)
  • PA Child Abuse Report (Act 151)
  • Criminal Background Report (Act 34)
  • Federal Criminal History Registration (Act 114)
  • Commonwealth of PA Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release (Act 168)
  • Three letters of recommendation

SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES
Please submit application packet to https://www.pareap.net

  • Employment Application
  • PA Child Abuse Report (Act 151)
  • Criminal Background Report (Act 34)
  • Commonwealth of PA Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release (Act 168)
  • Federal Criminal History Registration (Act 114)

ATHLETIC OPPORTUNITIES

  • Employment Application
  • PA Child Abuse Report (Act 151)
  • Criminal Background Report (Act 34)
  • Federal Criminal History Registration (Act 114)
  • Commonwealth of PA Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release (Act 168)

CLEARANCES

All candidates are required to obtain a Criminal Background Check (Section 1-111 of the Pennsylvania School Code – Act 34), a Child Abuse Clearance (Sections 6354-6358 of the Public Welfare Code – Act 151) and a Federal Criminal History Record.

Criminal Background Check forms are available in the Education Center at Governor Mifflin or can be downloaded from the PA State Police Barrack’s website (https://epatch.state.pa.us). The Background Check requires a $10 payment in the form of a credit card, certified check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of PA.

Child Abuse Clearance forms are also available in the Education Center or from the Department of Public Welfare’s website (http://www.dhs.pa.gov/provider/childwelfareservices/childabusehistoryclearanceforms/#.Vk8wYr_9zSg). Application for the Child Abuse Clearance can be made through electronic submission or paper submission.  The Child Abuse Clearance requires a $10 payment in the form of a credit card, certified check or money order dependent upon submission method.

FBI Federal Criminal History Records – the fingerprint-based background check is a multiple-step process. The applicant must register first prior to going to a fingerprint site. Registration is completed online at www.pa.cogentid.com . The clearance must be made under the Department of Education, NOT the Department of Welfare. The location of the fingerprint sites and day and hours of operation for each site is also posted on this website. To obtain these records, a payment of $28.75, in the form of a credit card or debit card, is required. No cash transactions or personal checks are allowed.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release (Act 168) amends the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L. 30, No.14), known as the “PublicSchool Code of 1949,” to provide direction regarding employment history review processes and for monitoring of electronic public safety and criminal justice information related to educators.As of December 22, 2014, a school entity or an independent contractor (collectively referred to herein as “hiring entity”) may not hire any applicant for a position in which the employee will have direct contact with children until the school entity has complied with the employment history review process delineated in Act 168. (24 P.S. § 1-111.1). Under Act 168, in addition to satisfying pre-existing employment requirements under the Public School Code of 1949 and 23 Pa.C.S. §§ 6354-58 (the Child Protective Services Law), a hiring entity must require an applicant for any position in which there is a possibility of direct contact with children to complete Section 1 of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release form for all employers that fall within the following categories:

(1). The applicant’s current employer (regardless of whether the employer was a school entity and/or where the applicant had direct contact with children);
(2). All former employers of the applicant that were school entities; and
(3). All former employers where the applicant was employed in a position where he or she had direct contact with children.

Note that the applicant must fill out a separate Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release form for each employer that falls within the above-listed categories. The applicant is not required, however, under Act 168 to disclose current or previous volunteer positions. The applicant must also consent to the current/former employer’s disclosure of any information regarding abuse and/or sexual misconduct. Under Act 168, the hiring entity is prohibited from hiring an applicant for a position involving direct contact with children unless the applicant provides the required information on the form and consent.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Stephanie Seifrit
Director of Human Resources
10 S. Waverly Street, Shillington, PA 19607
stephanie.seifrit@gmsd.org
Phone: 610-775-1461, Fax: 610-775-6586