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COMPLIANCE

Before you can get involved with volunteer activities at OSM, you MUST be compliant with the Archdiocese of Chicago Volunteer Requirements.

 

Archdiocese of Chicago Volunteer Compliance Requirements:

The Archdiocese of Chicago has mandated requirements for all volunteers who work with children in Archdiocesan schools. The following must be completed prior to volunteering with children at Old St. Mary’s School. 

Appropriate forms or instructions for all the below items are on the Archdiocese of Chicago website

 

Please return all forms to the school office. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact volunteers@osmschool.com.

 

*For non-compliant volunteers, other opportunities are available that do not include working with children. 

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Returning Parents

 

If you were compliant last year, to remain compliant, you need to complete the following:

  • Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status (CANTS 22) Form -  Please sign and return to volunteers@osmschool.com. This must be completed annually. 

  • Illinois Mandated Reporter Training - The training consists of a pre-test, a 60-90 minute self-paced training, and then a post-test. Once completed you can prompt the system to send your certificate directly to volunteers@osmschool.com or you can download and email it. This training will need to be completed every three years. 

  • The 2021 Standards and Behavior - Please log into your VIRTUS account to e-sign. This must be completed annually.

Returning parents who are unable to access your account:

If your VIRTUS account is inactive, please email volunteers@osmschool.com to have the Archdiocese activate your account. You will need to complete the following to become compliant: 

  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Authorization for Background Check (CANTS 689) - Please hand sign and return to volunteers@osmschool.com.  Please note, these forms MUST BE signed by hand. They cannot be electronically signed.

  • Form Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status (CANTS 22) Form - Please sign and return to volunteers@osmschool.com. This must be completed annually. 

  • Illinois Mandated Reporter Training - The training consists of a pre-test, a 60-90 minute self-paced training, and then a post-test. Once completed you can prompt the system to send your certificate directly to volunteers@osmschool.com or you can download and email it. This training will need to be completed every three years. 

  • The 2021 Standards and Behavior - Please log into your VIRTUS account to e-sign. This must be completed annually.

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Inactive Accounts

 

If your VIRTUS account is inactive, please email volunteers@osmschool.com to have the Archdiocese activate your account. You will need to complete the following to become compliant: 

  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Authorization for Background Check (CANTS 689) - Please hand sign and return to volunteers@osmschool.com.  Please note, these forms MUST BE signed by hand. They cannot be electronically signed.

  • Form Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status (CANTS 22) Form - Please sign and return to volunteers@osmschool.com. This must be completed annually. 

  • Illinois Mandated Reporter Training - The training consists of a pre-test, a 60-90 minute self-paced training, and then a post-test. Once completed you can prompt the system to send your certificate directly to volunteers@osmschool.com or you can download and email it. This training will need to be completed every three years. 

  • The 2021 Standards and Behavior - Please log into your VIRTUS account to e-sign. This must be completed annually.

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New Parents

 
  • Create a Virtus Account

    • Create an account for yourself at www.virtus.org (This is individual, NOT family)

      • Select Site in the Primary Location Box: Old St. Mary’s School (not, Old St. Mary’s, that’s the Parish)

      • Application Type: Volunteer

      • Complete an Online Criminal Background Check through your account

        • Shortly after completing the background check information on Virtus, look for an email from VERIFY2 and complete the information. It will be sent to the email account you put on your Virtus account. You must respond to this email to complete your background check​

      • Add two references, one personal and one professional. ​

  • Parents must complete the following trainings after they set up their account:

    • Protecting God's Children - You will be prompted to complete this training online or register for an in-person training through your VIRTUS account. For more information please click here. Print two copies of the virtual certification and bring one to school and keep one for your records  

    • Illinois Mandated Reporter Training - The training consists of a pre-test, a 60-90 minute self-paced training, and then a post-test. Once completed you can prompt the system to send your certificate directly to volunteers@osmschool.com or you can download and email it. This training will need to be completed every three years. 

  • Print and fill out the following forms and return to the front desk. Files can also be emailed to volunteers@osmschool.com. Please note, these forms MUST BE signed by hand. They cannot be electronically signed.

    • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Authorization for Background Check (CANTS 689) Form

    • Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status (CANTS 22) Form

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