Youth Workers Screening and Training
Youth Worker Screening and Training
Everyone who works with children through The Salvation Army, whether it is a paid or volunteer position, is required to complete our screening and training process. This page contains everything needed for this.
Ensuring our youth workers are properly screened and up to date with all paperwork and training is of the utmost importance to protect not only the children and youth in our care, but also our volunteers, and The Salvation Army as an organization.
All documents must be kept on file at both the corps and at DHQ. Youth Workers should submit their documentation to their Corps Officer or designate at the corps. Corps can then submit electronic copies of documention to Claire at DHQ.
If you have any questions about this please contact Claire for assistance.
Police Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
All youth workers must have a valid police check on file with their corps and DHQ. In order to be valid, a police check must be no older than three years old, and will need to be updated as necessary. Getting a police check can take several weeks depending on the police department so it is recommended that this process be started earlier than later. Once a corps recieves a police check an electronic copy must be sent to DHQ.
Statement of Applicant for Work with Children and Youth
All volunteers are required to fill out and submit a Statement of Applicant for Work with Children and Youth. This form can be downloaded by clicking here. This form needs to be completed for each new position that is taken by the individual. A copy must be kept on file at the corps and submitted electronically to DHQ.
Armatus Abuse Prevention Training
The third component of our screening/training is online Armatus Abuse Prevention Training. New staff/volunteers are required to complete the modules listed below:
- Meet Sam
- It Happened To Me
- Keeping Your Church Safe
- Duty To Report: Mandated Reported
- A Day At Day Camp *only those involved with Day Camp (summer or March Break)
All volunteers are required to complete a refresher video annually. This refresher module can be completed as of January 1st each year.
A certificate of completion is available for all Armatus courses. Please ensure this document is on file at the corps, and submitted electronically to DHQ for each person.
Instructions for Armatus can be found here.
Abuse Prevention Policy Manual
Abuse Prevention Resource Manual
All youth workers must be provided with a copy of the Abuse Prevention Resource Manual. They must read over the document in its entirety. This document includes a sign off form confirming the Abuse Prevention Policy Manual has been read, and the Code of Conduct for Working with Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults. These documents must be completed.
For your convinience this document also includes instructions for the Armatus Abuse Prevention Training and a copy of the Statement for Work with Children and Youth.
This document can be downloaded here.