Anyone age 18 years
and older who wishes to be employed in or volunteer for any ministry that
involves the presence of children and young people anywhere in our diocese is
required to be certified under the Child Protection Guidelines of the Diocese
of Baton Rouge.
The person must participate in the Safe and Sacred training
program, read and acknowledge the Code of Ethics, and undergo a background
check. All of the requirements and instructions are available in our church
office or online at www.diobrocyp.org. From the home page, please click on
"Certification Requirements” on the menu to the left of the screen. A link to
the diocesan website is provided below.
A written application must be completed and submitted to the
site coordinator along with a signed and dated acknowledgement form for the
Code of Ethics, the certificate obtained upon completion of the Safe and Sacred
training, and a signed and dated declarations form for the diocese. Only the
site coordinator for Our Lady of Mount Carmel may handle your requests,
applications and documentation. After the background check is cleared, the
prospective employee or volunteer will be entered into the diocesan database
and will be certified as in compliance with the guidelines. All applications
and documents become the property of the Diocese of Baton Rouge and are
maintained in their original form on file in this parish.
If you are interested
in becoming certified, please visit the Office of Child and Youth
Protection website at the address above and contact our site coordinator Rick Beben through the church office, or directly at 225-241-7981.
Thank you for your desire to minister to our children and
youth and for your dedication to the establishment and maintenance of the safe
and sacred environment at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Our Lady of Perpetual