SAFE  ENVIRONMENT 

The Diocese of Tucson is rolling out a new 3-in-1 Safe Environment Program in our Diocese through Catholic Mutual Group (CMG).

 

The CMG 3-in-1 Safe Environment Program allows all Priests, Religious, Deacons, Seminarians, Employees, Educators, Board/Council/Committee Members and Volunteers to use a standard platform across the Diocese to complete the required training, forms, and background check all in one system. This will also allow the Diocese to standardize the clearance memo for all participants, to include clearance for training, forms, and the background check using one document that expires every three (3) years. We no longer have to track three (3) separate dates (training date, affirmation date, and background check date) as we currently do. We also do not need to continue to load the training, affirmation form, and clearance memo into multiple systems and spreadsheets to track the expiration dates across multiple platforms. It all remains as a single file in CMG that is available for you (the participant), the compliance officer, and HR Office to share. The cost for the system, training modules, and background checks will be covered by PSIRT (Pooled Self-Insurance Reinsurance Trust). This means there is no cost to you as the participant, to your Parish, or your School for any of the services provided by CMG.

 

As we transition to CMG, we ask that all active Employees, Educators, Volunteers, and Board/Council/Committee Members, who are currently cleared and in good standing with the current safe environment program, register and complete the CMG training, required forms, and background check (as applicable) no later than November 30, 2021.

The link to the Diocese of Tucson Safe Environment site is https://tucson.cmgconnect.org. Please note that the site works best with Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Brave.

 

Once you are on the site, please follow the registration process. You will need to register under the site name of St. Joseph Parish/School and choose the role in which you serve at St. Joseph Parish/School. Attached is the quick reference guide for you to use based on your role as a HIGH-LEVEL VOLUNTEER.

 

Please note that the role of Educator is strictly used for paid Principals, Assistant Principals, and Teachers at a school. Paid support staff at each school (not in the role of Principal, Assistant Principal, or Teacher) will be under the role of Employee, not Educator.

 

It will take an hour to complete the training and about 20-30 minutes to complete the steps that follow the training, which is completing all the required forms and acknowledging all the legal notifications. Please note, as you complete each of the required forms on each page, please click “submit”. After you click “submit”, you will need to scroll to the end of that page and click “next page” to continue with the next page (form).

 

In addition to the quick reference guide, please find the video as a reference to assist you with how to register and create an account in CMG. The video is also available under resources in CMG as well.

 

 

Participant Training: How to register and create an account in CMG: https://youtu.be/7BHsNQc1Mgg

 

Thank you,

 

Response to Signs of Abuse

 

 

The Diocese of Tucson under the leadership of Bishop Weisenburger remains committed to protecting our community against all forms of abuse and responding appropriately. The mission of the Diocese of Tucson "Safe Environment Program" is to ensure the safety of children, young people, and the vulnerable who have been entrusted to our care in our parishes, schools, religious education classes, and other programs.

 We pursue this mission in the following ways:

  • By thoroughly screening and supervising all members of the clergy (priests and deacons), as well as all employees and volunteers who work with children and young people and the vulnerable as part of their ministry.

  • By providing appropriate training in recognizing and reporting child/adult abuse to appropriate civil and Church authorities.

  • By holding all members of the clergy, employees, and volunteers who work with children, young people, and the vulnerable to Christ-centered and professional codes of conduct.

  • By following Arizona's Mandatory Reporting laws.


 

NOTE: effective July 1, 2020, renewals for high-risk volunteers and employees will be required every three (3) years. Paper requests will no longer be necessary or accepted. Requests for renewal of the criminal history check must be submitted by the individual whose clearance is due to expire, no later than 90 days prior to the expiration of the clearance. If an individual’s clearance has expired, the volunteer or employee must re-apply as a new applicant rather than a renewal. This will require the submission of a new fingerprint card for processing since Arizona law now requires the submission of a new card for each request. Renewals will not be expedited. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT OUR COMPLIANCE OFFICER:

Angie Aguilar

 520-747-3100 EXT 122

 aaguilar@stjosephtucsonaz.org

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY

FOR EMPLOYMENT OR VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

ONLINE

GO TO DIOCESE OF TUCSON AT: https://www.diocesetucson.org/

PLACE YOUR CURSOR ON THE TAB LABELED; “Administration” and - CLICK ON “Jobs/Volunteer Opportunities”.

ON THIS PAGE you can use the search option by filtering, using the tabs left to the SEARCH tab  OR

SCROLL DOWN TO THE CATEGORY YOU ARE APPLYING FOR, (Parish or School; then look for job titles or volunteer in blue lettering),

THEN LOOK FOR “ST. JOSEPH-TUCSON” (there is a St. Joseph in Hayden and Wellton).

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: GO TO “SCHOOL OR “PARISH” CATEGORY.

THE JOB LISTING WILL BE TO THE LEFT IN BLUE LETTERING; CLICK ON YOUR SELECTION TO READ THE JOB DESCRIPTION; IF INTERESTED IN THIS JOB, CLICK ON THE BLUE BOX WITH “APPLY FOR THIS POSITION”AND FOLLOW THE PROMPTS TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION.

 SEEKING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: THE STEPS ARE THE SAME AS ABOVE BUT LOOK FOR THE VOLUNTEER CATEGORIES TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE LISTING PAGE. THE WORD “VOLUNTEER” WILL ALSO BE IN BLUE LETTERING, CLICK ON IT AND FOLLOW THE PROMPTS TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION.

 

WHEN YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE, IT IS SENT TO THE PROPER HIRING MANAGER AND YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED.

THE ONE THING YOU MUST REMEMBER IS TO SCROLL UNTIL YOU GET TO "ST.JOSEPH-TUCSON", IF YOU DON'T, YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE MISSED AND NOT ASSIGNED TO US.

 

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL Angie Aguilar @ 747-3100 EXT 122 OR E-MAIL: aaguilar@stjosephtucsonaz.org

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