So you've received an offer of employment from EWSD, or have agreed to volunteer your time with our youth? Congratulations and thank you!
Before you begin working with the district, there are a few things you will need to complete:
1) Background Checks: In an effort to protect our students and children from exploitation and abuse, state law authorizes (and, in some cases, requires) school districts to conduct a series of background checks on prospective employees, student teachers, contractors and volunteers. A member of the HR team will contact these individuals with the paperwork required to complete the background checks, which may include any or all of the following:
> Reference checks
> A Vermont Criminal Information Center check
> A fingerprint-supported FBI check
> Registry checks with the VT Dept for Children and Families; VT Dept of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living; VT Sex Offender Registry; and/or National Sex Offender Registry
> A licensing check, vocation-specific and/or Vermont Educator disciplinary action checks
> A Vermont Department of Motor Vehicle check and/or drug testing
Although in certain cases individuals may begin working with our district prior to the background check process being completed, their continued employment is contingent on acceptable check results. Every effort must be made to complete these checks in a timely manner.
Background checks may also be performed on a periodic basis to verify the suitability of any or all employees for continued employment, as needed. For more details, please review the Employment Screenings operating practice document.
2) Employment Paperwork with the HR Team: A member of the HR department will contact individuals with the required forms and paperwork prior to their first day of work.