Background Check Information

To maintain a safe and secure environment, and because we believe the Bible teaches that all humans are created in the image of God (Genesis 1: 27), we hold that all human life is sacred and of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Ps 139). UHC requires a background check on all staff, teachers, and volunteers who will be on campus working with students. This is for the protection of our children. This information is kept confidential with results shared only with specific staff on a need to know basis.

We use a reliable, Christian company that works with churches and ministries across the country. Protect My Ministry is an employment and volunteer background screening company established to assist faith-based organizations in implementing and maintaining a thorough background screening process. The goal of background checks is to provide the safest atmosphere possible for children, as well as teachers and others serving within the organization. A ministry that serves children and youth has the obligation to exercise due diligence in protecting its members, especially the children.

As part of the background check process, a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report may be obtained from a consumer reporting agency. These reports may contain information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics and mode of living, whichever are applicable. The reports may also contain information about you relating to your criminal history, credit history, driving and/or motor vehicle records, education or employment history, or other background checks.

You have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after the receipt of this notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report prepared by contacting UHC and Protect My Ministry 14499 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 201 South, Tampa, FL 33618; Phone: 1-800-319-5581. For information about Protect My Ministry’s privacy practices, see www.protectmyministry.com.

The scope of this notice and below authorization is not limited to the present and, if you are hired and/or if your child is enrolled at UHC, will continue throughout your employment and/or involvement with UHC and allow UHC to conduct future screenings, as permitted by law and unless revoked by you in writing.

We use a paperless option that allows you to enter your information directly into the website. Background checks are required for all individuals who volunteer or teach on campus.

This information must be completed in order for you to enroll your children in classes.

Acknowledgement & Authorization: By clicking on the following link and submitting the requested information, you hereby authorize the obtaining of consumer reports and/or investigative reports by UHC at any time after receipt of this authorization and throughout the course of your employment and/or volunteer role: https://www.ministryopportunities.org/upstatehsc

Enter the information requested and be assured that all the information will be kept confidential.

(Note: The Ministry Mobilizer website link above is secure, with the connection supporting up to a TLS1.2 256-bit encryption process. Your information will not be stored or handled by UHC, as we will only ensure that it has been submitted and verified. Go to  http://protectmyministry.com/ for further information.)