What is Needed in Child-Related Employment Screening?

What is Needed in Child-Related Employment Screening?

If you enjoy teaching or looking after children every day, you may already find yourself working in a child-related job, or you may have at least considered it. Working with children is a rewarding career choice especially when you see them grow up with the lessons they learn from you. You can opt to apply as a teacher at a kindergarten or as a guidance counsellor for elementary students. If you have experience in developing the physical health of a child, you may want to apply as a coach for a children’s sports team.

There are many other child-related jobs that you can apply for based on your preference and experience. One aspect that is similar to all child-related jobs is that you need to undergo child-related employment screening for you to be qualified to work.

What Does the Screening Require?

The screening requires you to secure a national police record check, a working with children check and information from the South Australian Government databases. First, a police check is a document that states if you have committed any criminal offence. Second, you would have to undergo a screening process that examines offences and professional conduct findings that are related to child safety. Once you pass this process, you will be allowed to engage in child-related work for five years.

Lastly, information from government databases includes SA child protection records from the Australian Education Department and Care Concern investigations by the Department for Education and Child Development or the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion. Securing documents from the South Australian Government databases is dependent on what type of child-related job you are applying for. It is always good to clarify any question about the requirements with your potential employer before obtaining them.

Get a Fast Police Check

Fast Police Checks offers a simple three-step online procedure in obtaining your national police record check. We are an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission accredited agency, which means we are authorised to access the National Police Checking Service.

If you want a fast, secure and accurate police check, call 1300 327 876 or email [email protected]



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