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!
Please understand that although being a babysitter includes lots of giggling, blowing bubbles, and peek-a-boo, we take our screening process VERY seriously. As we have said, our reputation relies on our caliber of sitters, and we will only work with the best.
What’s the pay and how does it work?
You will be paid directly from your client family at the end of each placement. Your hourly rate will vary from family to family. You can see the rates HERE. You and the family will know this rate before you accept a placement.
How much will I know about the job before I arrive?
Who are these families and what are the kids like?
What will be expected of me when I get there?
How does scheduling work?
You are not required to work a certain number of hours to stay on our active roster. We know you have a life outside of sitting and will need some weekends off, but sometimes you will want to work every night possible! In a show? Friend in town? Mid-terms? Can’t work for a while — no problem. Flat tires, lots of bills, in a ton of weddings, or want to work as much as possible? Fantastic! Simply make sure your scheduled availability is up to date. We operate with Google Calendar, and you will be expected to do so as well.