I had my story/narrative very well-prepared and it served as a great first impression and opener for the interviewers. I talked for about 3 minutes and presented my "career story" and what inspired me to apply for this role.
I remember the time I was in charge of 22 children and my co-counsellor quit and CIT decided she would work at her uncle's office instead. I was faced with a whole group of 8 year-olds myself and at least four of them needed ADHD medication and weren't taking any. They were all running off in directions. The only solution I could find for this problem was to create an activity so captivating that even the most distracted in the group would be focused. It was drama that afternoon and I was good at acting. I staged a mystery show that was really engaging and funny, a one-act show. They were laughing their heads off. There was mystery to it and they had to figure out how a crime had been committed. The whole thing was slapstick and comedy. with their participation. They soon forgot about running off in different directions. They wanted to solve the mystery at hand. There was immediacy to it and everything was in the moment with their focus right on me. I had their attention and nobody wanted to be anywhere else. Comedy, mystery, and action can go a long way when it comes to grabbing a child's attention. I had each and every child's attention for the remainder of the day and they were very much focused on the task at hand. In an activity like that there is no such thing as a difficult child because everyone has to work together to solve the mystery. I think my strategy really worked well in that context to grab the problem kids' attention.