Social worker Interview Questions

During your social worker interview process, be prepared to discuss case studies in which tough decisions needed to be made as well as what drives you to help others. Employers look for resilient individuals with strong communication skills who bring passion to the job. You'll need to have successfully completed an approved degree or postgraduate programme in social work.

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Top Social Worker Interview Questions & How To Answer

Here are three top social worker interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: What made you choose social work as your career path?

How to answer: If asked this interview question, make sure you express your strong desire to help others. A go-getter attitude and enthusiastic approach are appealing to interviewers. They want to make sure you are self-motivated and dedicated.

Question No. 2: How do you handle high-pressure situations?

How to answer: It is likely that interviewers will ask you about high-pressure situations because they want to be sure that you can handle difficult days on the job. When asked this question, share examples of high-pressure situations you have dealt with in the past to display your communication abilities, your experience in the field and your problem-solving skills.

Question No. 3: What steps do you take to connect clients with resources?

How to answer: A social worker needs to know about all of the local resources available to their clients. If you are interviewing for a position in a new community, interviewers will want to know how you familiarise yourself with resources. They will also want to make sure you are up to date with the latest organisations and programmes in your community.

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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Medical Social Worker was asked...April 14, 2015

Why the interest in PVHMC and why an interest to work there.

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High recognition and well known. It's a community hospital that is truly focused on providing quality care to its patients Less

Great hospital, with a great working team.

PVHMC is a local hospital that has provided the best care for three generations in my family. My goal was always to work in medicine so I attended Loyola Marymount University and completed coursework for a B.S. in Biology/Pre-med. Now it would be like fulfilling a dream to work there. Less

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Cassena Care

How do you feel about discharging someone to a shelter who is problematic?

4 Answers

Depends on the situation and the clients needs. But I will if its required

If it is necessary to ensure client safety, then it must be done.

What does Problamtic entails? Do you mean people with behaviors concerns diagnosed with MI/Dementia? Less

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Why do you want to work in the HIV/ADS population?

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Look forward in a I

After over 40 years of HIV in the community there is still stigma and disinformation that needs to be set right. I am excited for the opportunity to join the leader in HIV care to continue its legacy of fighting for what’s right. Less

My passion is to serve vulnerable populations.

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Elysium Healthcare

If a member of staff hits a patient what would I do

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My answer was to report the member of staff

Report the worker to the authorities

Report the member of staff

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US Department of Veterans Affairs

What was your most difficult case?

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Work with a family with multiple issues and sexual physical and emotional abuse.

Provided support, and therapeutic intervention. I found a support system with individual, family therapy in which I increased their trust and follow through To continue optimal functioning after I left. Less

May were successfulOr better functioning for years

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City and County of San Francisco

It wasn't a technical question at all, just pointless. I was asked what my zodiac sign is.

3 Answers

Cell phone

My birthday in August, I been told am a few signs don't no.

I told them and asked why they wanted to know. I was informed that it was helpful in determining office dynamics. Less

Carefor Health & Community Services

Do you have direct experience working with home care services in Ottawa?

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No I don’t have but am based here in Uganda and I have a bachelors degree in social work and social administration..I have counseling skills in this I helped a lot of people here in Uganda and most of all am a social person who enjoys together for a better achievements. Less

Yes, I have an upper credit diploma in Social work

Yes, I do.

CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

where do you see yourself in 10 years

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Working for your compagny, maybe as a coordinator and doing some private practice on the side Less

10 years from now. if the company given me a chance to work or be a member of their team. i'll make sure and promise to myself and to the company who give me a chance. i will be a supervisor. because i will my 100% best. Less

i will be a manager

Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Are you able to use your own personal vehicle to travel to different job sites?

3 Answers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Uncommon Schools

What is your experience dealing with parents.

3 Answers

Honesty

Respect

Complaints

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