- October 31, 2013
- Posted by: James White
- Category: News
The Florida Department of Children and Families oversees the care of individuals in institutions such as nursing homes and mental health facilities in addition to licensing child care workers and foster parents. As such, there are a number of instances in which Department of Children and Families fingerprinting could be required.
Child Care Workers
A number of individuals could need to undergo Department of Children and Families fingerprinting because they work directly with minors. Some examples of these individuals include day care workers, child enrichment services providers, residential child care workers, foster parents and employees of child placing agencies. In addition, those who work at or volunteer at a summer or recreational camp that deals primarily with children must also be screened, unless they work fewer than ten hours per month.
Mental Health Workers
The law also requires Department of Children and Families fingerprinting for people who are employed in the mental health field. Among those who must be screened are direct care providers who have “face-to-face contact with a client while providing services” or those who “have access to a client’s living areas, or to a client’s funds or personal property.” As such, most workers at residential treatment centers must be screened, to include those who work in housekeeping, maintenance or food service. In addition, directors, staff members, and professional clinicians must also be screened.
Just because executives of certain companies do not come in contact with children or mental health patients does not preclude them from undergoing Department of Children & Families fingerprinting. The law also requires “owners, directors and chief financial officers of service providers” to be screened as well. In addition, they are also responsible for ensuring that all service providers who do have direct contact with children or mentally handicapped clients undergo the required screening before being hired.
Agency Screening Process
All the paperwork needed for Department of Children and Families fingerprinting can be obtained by visiting this agency. This includes an affidavit of moral character along with a Livescan fingerprinting form that is used by Binary Biometrics when conducting the actual process. Applicants should also be given the toll-free number to the background screening help desk so that they can call a technician if they need assistance. In addition, employees at Binary Biometrics can also help answer any questions about the process as well.
We can perform Department of Families and Children fingerprinting at a location of your choice in order to make it more convenient for you. We will then transmit them to the proper authorities so that the necessary Department of Families & Children background checks can then take place. Once the results are obtained, we will forward them to that agency on your behalf. The entire process should only take a few minutes of your time, and will be handled in a professional and courteous manner by a member of our professional staff team.
Don’t stress over getting fingerprints taken because of agency requirements, when Binary Biometrics can make this process easy for you. We serve a number of locations in Florida, so chances are, we are readily available in your area as well.