Client Sitter- Extra Help

  • County Of Colusa
  • 250 5th Street,, Colusa, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Part Time Transportation or Transit Entry-Level
  • Salary: $14.00 USD
  • Phone: 5304580420
  • Apply By: Oct 08, 2021

Job Description


On a scheduled basis, be available to stay with a client in crisis at the Colusa      Medical Center, as directed by the Clinical Crisis Therapist. This is an extra help  position and may be filled by several different individuals to meet the needs of the Department. Successful applicants will be scheduled to be on Standby specific days per month. While on assigned Standby, the Sitter must be able to respond to the Colusa Medical Center to sit with client while transportation is arranged by the on-call Therapist. Applicants must be willing and able to sit any time - day or night while assigned to Standby. Shifts currently available are: Weekdays (Monday—Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm), Weeknights (Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 8:00am),     Weekends (Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.) and County Holidays (schedule varies).


Job Requirements


  • Familiarity/experience with Mental Health crisis symptoms and manifestations, as well as knowledge of the 5150 process.
  • Ability/experience to engage and interact with crisis client, as well as ability to direct and redirect client.
  • Ability to coordinate with the crisis therapist and hospital staff to facilitate the needs of crisis client.
  • Ability/experience to successfully function in stressful, possibly prolonged, situations.
  • Ability to maintain composure when faced with aggressive and/or hostile behavior.
  • Ability to work late nights, weekends, and especially holidays.
  • Respond within 60 minutes when called to sit; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Preferred (but not required): A basic understanding of mental health disorders and behaviors and a basic understanding of 5150 regulations.


Special Instructions


Sit with Client while hospital arrangements are made by the Crisis Therapist.

On the days assigned to Standby, the Sitter will be free to engage in personal activities that do not affect the ability to drive.

Be available within 60 minutes of being called, to meet the Client at the Colusa Medical Center.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Additional Information

THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. FIRST REVIEW: OCTOBER 8,2021. It is to your advantage to submit an application as soon as possible, as the recruitment may close at any time. Application forms must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process.

 Note:  The information contained in this flyer is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment. Colusa County participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Colusa County website.

 Retirees: Colusa County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however, pursuant to Government Code Section 21221 (h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


Job Address

250 5th Street,, Colusa, California 95932 United States View Map