We Take "Super" SeriouslySeriously
You’ve heard of Super Sitters, now become one.
We are Chicago Super Sitters and our intake process makes sure of it! We look for candidates that are professional, mature, thorough, experienced, and that show a clear understanding of the importance of this work.
Not sure about agency sitting? We understand. Click here to learn more about why working with us is easier, safer, and toooootally worth it.
We’re currently looking for candidates with recurring or sporadic availability.
We welcome applications from experienced candidates of all backgrounds, races, and gender identities.
Want to become a Super Sitter?
We do things a bit differently around here.
We have been perfecting our intake process for over a decade. It’s long on purpose. We get to know you, you to get to know us, we ask tough questions (you can too if you’ve got ’em), and we both decide if we’re a good fit for each other.
Sounds rad, right? So how do you join us?
Glad you asked.
1. Submit your Application
We review it and if we like what we see, we contact you directly. We are looking for details, professionalism, and a genuine interest in working with children. Don’t phone this in.
2. Phone Interview
We schedule a call and if we like what we hear, we keep you moving forward.
3. Reference Check
We ask for a minimum of three recent (non-family) childcare references and one professional reference. And we definitely check their validity. All check out? You keep going.
Super Tip: Start collecting your references right away (we’ll provide you a link) and ask for more than you need. Many applicants drop off at this stage because their references aren’t being cooperative.
4. In-person Interview *this is currently being done by video
We want as many perspectives as possible and really want to know who you are. You will meet in-person with a CSSitters staff member for a long screening to help assess qualifications and professionalism. If this goes well, we’ll keep things moving.
5. FINAL DECISION
Tori is very serious about who is selected to represent her company. Tori and the CSS team meet to review each applicant overall before they are invited to join the roster.
6. on-boarding and paperwork
You’re in the home stretch. There are calendar and scheduling instructions, Sitter Policies and Expectations to revise, and final details to review (by you, and by us).
Super Tip: Don’t flake out during this part. These are important details that we must have and it is still part of the screening and our search for professionalism. Remember, you’re not quite done yet.
7. Background Check & CPR Validated
These are non-negotiable and must be completed before you start working. We pay for the background check, you pay for the CPR. *CPR requirements are currently on hold due to CV19 as we require an in-person class certification.
8. Officially Become A chicago super sitter
Once everything checks out and if after the long intake process we feel we are a good fit for each other, we invite you to join the Active Roster and it’s time to get you working!