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Social Service Case Worker was asked...February 21, 2016

How did I feel working with a diverse population? Or What was my educational background.

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I've learned, in the grand scheme, people are people, no matter race, sexual orientation, creed or gender. I have dealt with every and all population, the only commonality I've seen is that they need help. My experience and educational background reflect that, I'd be glad to give you more specifics if need be . Less

I enjoy every aspect of helping families get stronger and more in time with loved ones Less

I enjoy every aspect of helping families get stronger and more in time with loved ones Less

Ireland Home Based Services

Based on our conversation if a client ask you your age what do you say?

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Demonstrate honesty and transparency. Tell them your age, but reinforce the fact that age is just a number. Focus on not only your accomplishments but what you can do to help them complete treatment goals and objectives to ultimately get them out of their life, and to never see them again in such circumstance. Because that's what everyone wants. Less

My interviewer disclosed to me that we should not disclose our age or personal information to clients Less

Mary's Center

How would you handle a patient who is in a crisis and its 5 minutes away from the time your shift ends?

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Well i will site with that person untill there crisis is over. So i make them feel that someone is there listening. Doesnt matter how long till your shift ends if its about someones problems that they cant handle by themselves. Less

I would handle the crisis the patient is facing. The client's needs are more important to resolve. Less

Hamilton County Job and Family Services

What is safety, permanency and well being mean to you? ( answer each individually)

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Look up the social worker definition of these words.

Permanency is achieved when we are able to provide 'forever families' to children in care (custody). Less

Jenda Family Services
Case Worker was asked...September 1, 2017

How would you market a ping pong ball if there was no ping pong game or table?

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I said you could make the balls glow in the dark for kids to use. Or put light in them, sting a bunch together and use as a floating light source in a swimming pool. Less

This is a very valid question when working in child welfare. You have to be a great sales person. The customers you serve have had their children removed or are at risk of removal because of abuse and neglect and you have to get them to buy into what you are selling, which is treatment, parenting skills, and so many other services all while they are very angry at the system. Not all clients are angry but imagine someone coming in and telling you how you are not doing what's right for your children and then telling you what to do different as a parent, how would you feel. You have to sell that ping pong ball people. Less

Utah Department of Human Services
Case Worker was asked...September 23, 2012

How do you deal with a difficult situation? Do you realize emotionally how difficult this job could be?

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Say yes and tell them about a time you dealt with a difficult situation.

WestMass ElderCare

Do you know how to complete and assessment?

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I said do you want a nursing assessment or a psycho-social assessment?

RSC Africa

Tell us an incident where something occurred out of plan and you had to solve the issue and still deliver on the task.

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Use behavioral based questions technique.

Project Self Sufficiency

Why do you want to work here?

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Desire to help people

Government of Ontario, Canada
Case Worker was asked...February 13, 2016

mostly customer service related

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list 6 to 8 customer service skills

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