Background Check Process

Personal Support Worker (NEW)

To become a new PSW you must start by completing the required forms, scheduling a New PSW appointment and submitting them to our office at the time of your appointment.

Appointments can now be scheduled online:

Click Here to Schedule online

If you have issues scheduling your appointment, please call our office at 541-682-3695.

Even if you think you've done a background check recently or work through another agency. It is always best to call our office and inquire.

New PSW Enrollment Flowchart
New PSW Enrollment Instructions

Forms:
Criminal History Check Form 2022
Provider Enrollment Application and Agreement 2022
Domestic Employee Form 2022

Personal Support Worker (RENEWAL)

If you are within 120 days from your credentials expiring it may be time for you to being the process for your Criminal History Check.  It is the sole responsibility of the PSW to be aware of expiration dates and to act on it accordingly.

PSW background checks can take up to 12 weeks to clear and starting the process early will help you from experiencing a delay in your pay. If your PEAA and/or CHC lapses before you start the renewal process, then the period in between your expiration date and when the renewal is approved will NOT be billable.

To start the renewal process please complete the required forms, schedule a PSW Renewal appointment and submitting the documents to our office at the time of your appointment.

Appointments can now be scheduled online:

Click Here to Schedule online

If you have issues scheduling your appointment, please call our office at 541-682-3695.

Please submit the required forms to our office.

Renewal Flowchart
Renewal Instructions

Forms:
Criminal History Check Form 2022
Provider Enrollment Application and Agreement 2022

Personal Support Worker (Adding Client)

If you are an existing PSW or Employer of Record and want to add a client or PSW the PSW-Domestic Employee Form needs to be filled out and submitted to our office. 

Add New Client Flowchart
Add New Client Instructions

Forms:
Domestic Employee Form 2022

FAQ's

Q: Is there a cost to me for this background check?

A: No, however, If you provide us with information that is a qualifier for fingerprints; i.e. out of state residence in the last 5 years or any criminal history, fingerprints may be required. If fingerprints are required, you will be instructed to schedule an appointment for Livescan with a Third Party agency. You must be prepared to pay $12.50 by credit/debit card at the time that you schedule this appointment. Appointments for fingerprints should be made within two days of being notified that you need fingerprints.

Q: What will I need to bring with me to this appointment?

A: For ALL Background Checks SI’s must bring a valid state issued photo ID, for most it will be a driver’s license but other acceptable forms include state issued ID, passport, social security card, or others (like birth certificate or military ID).

Q: How long do my credentials last once I am approved?

A: If the state approves your background check then you may work for two years as a paid provider. If you begin fulfilling other job duties than which your current background check is approved for, you may be required to fill out paperwork for a new background check.

Additional PSW FAQs

Adult Foster Care

Subject Individuals (Caregivers in AFHs) will need to  schedule an in-person appointment with Lane County DDS. 

 Prospective caregivers can download the New Criminal History Check Request Form and submit it to our office at the time of their appointment.

Appointments can now be scheduled online:

Click Here to  Schedule online

If you have issues scheduling your appointment, please call our office at 541-682-3695.

If the state approves your background check then you may work for two years as a paid provider. If you begin fulfilling other job duties than which your current background check is approved for, you may be required to fill out paperwork for a new background check.

Child Foster Care

Subject Individuals (Caregivers in CFHs) will need to schedule an in-person appointment with Lane County DDS. 

 Prospective caregivers can download the New Criminal History Check Request Form and submit it to our office at the time of your appointment.  

Appointments can now be scheduled online:

Click Here to  Schedule online

If you have issues scheduling your appointment, please call our office at 541-682-3695.

If the state approves your background check then you may work for one year as a paid provider. If you begin fulfilling other job duties than which your current background check is approved for, you may be required to fill out paperwork for a new background check.


Behavior Consultant

Behavior Consultant Backgrounds will need to schedule an in-person appointment with Lane Count DDS. 

Prospective Behavior Consultants can  Prospective caregivers can download the New Criminal History Check Request Form and submit it to our office at the time of their appointment.

Appointments can now be scheduled online:

Click Here to  Schedule online

If you have issues scheduling your appointment, please call our office at 541-682-3695.


Behavior Support Services

Other Important Information

A less than spotless background check may not disqualify you to work as a paid provider for Lane County.

Presenting fraudulent information on your Criminal Background check may disqualify you from working as a paid provider for Lane County.

If the State declines to approve your Criminal History check then you may not work as a paid provider for Lane County.