Eileen & Callie's Place (E&C) may employ, or contract with, or accept as a volunteer, on a conditional basis, any person pending a background check, if the agency requests the background check within three (3) business days of the conditional employment. Each prospective volunteer shall be advised of the requirements for a background check.
Prior to volunteering, or within three (3) business days, a background check through the Washington State Patrol shall be made on all prospective employees and volunteers of E&C to ensure the safety and protection of all vulnerable persons. The prospective volunteer shall be advised of the background check and will sign an acknowledgement that a background check will be made. The volunteer will be verbally informed of the results within ten (10) days of the receipt of the results and a copy shall be offered to them.
The Administrator shall not hire or retain, directly or by contract, any person to be associated with the agency who would have direct contact with a vulnerable adult and who has been convicted of a crime against person, convicted of a crime relating to financial exploitation, or who has been found guilty of abusing or exploiting a vulnerable adult either through the final decision of any disciplinary board or by any court in a protection proceeding.
Should a volunteer of E&C be charged with criminal conduct against a vulnerable person, that volunteer shall be dismissed from volunteer duties pending further investigation.
A "vulnerable person" means any individual who is a child, developmentally disabled person, vulnerable adult (including but not limited to young ladies aged out of foster care), or senior citizen.
The Administrator shall keep the background check on any person associated with the agency if there is reason to believe that offenses have occurred since the completion of the original background check. The Administrator shall complete a background check inquiry responses and disclosure statements secure and confidential, ensure that these responses and statements shall be used for employment purposes only and that they not be disclosed to any person except to the person named in the background check and authorized state and county employees, and that they be retained for at least two (2) years following termination of employment.
I understand and authorize a background check.