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Top 25 Activities Aide Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
Why do you want a career as an activities aide?
User-Submitted Answers
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Because I get to work and interact with kids which I enjoy doing.
2.
I love seniors and care about their well being.
3.
To bring quality of life to the patients.
4.
To utilize my experience and skills to provide high quality care to others.
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I will be able to use my skills as an artist; a creative person, and my last nine years in dementia care to enhance the work already being done in the unit.
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I graduated with a bachelor degree in Health physical education and recreation.
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I enjoy caring for others that need assistance.
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I want to help their quality of life.
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I feel I can apply my previous work experience with school age students to further their potential in a learning and growing manner.
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I enjoy the constant human interaction that comes from working with all ages, along with the satisfaction that comes with helpin others stay active.
Question 2 of 25
What do you feel is the most important skill an activities aide should possess?
User-Submitted Answers
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A strong passion to help others.
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Good communication and listening skills.
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Good communication with patients, a happy attitude, eager to help.
4.
Creating and engaging social enviroment.
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Quick thinker / and the ability to work under pressure.
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Patience, creative, working well with others.
7.
Communication skills and.
8.
Being able to deal with different behaviors.
9.
I feel that having an open-mind is a must have skill as an activities aide.
10.
Self-motivation, great with people, detail oriented.
Question 3 of 25
What is the best received activity you have ever coordinated?
User-Submitted Answers
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Many residents enjoy the bingo as we give little prises and it keeps them alert.
Question 4 of 25
Have you ever created an activities program from scratch?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes using sources such as pinterets etc.
2.
Unfortunately no but I have given suggestions.
Question 5 of 25
Tell me about your post secondary education. What was your best course and which one did you have the most difficulty with?
User-Submitted Answers
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I always find math the hardest but marketing of activities was the best.
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I don't have any but am willing to do so.
3.
I really enjoyed art and music I did struggle with maths.
Question 6 of 25
Do you have strong documentation skills?
User-Submitted Answers
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I have done a counsellor course which I have an award. I have attended many different types of customer care courses on my previous eemoynent but do not have documentation.
Question 7 of 25
What types of software and other programs are you best versed in?
User-Submitted Answers
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I am good in publisher program and software for typing.
Question 8 of 25
How closely to you adhere to company policy?
Question 9 of 25
What would your most recent supervisor say about your abilities as an activities aide?
User-Submitted Answers
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I was efficient in my work and was a good team player.
2.
I am patient, helpful and have always contributed to change and ideas.
Question 10 of 25
Tell me about your short term goals as an activities aide.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Doing my best and learning new things hopefully turning into long term.
2.
To enable residents to welcome and enjoy day to day life.

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Question 11 of 25
Tell me about your long term career goals. Where do you want your career to go from here?
User-Submitted Answers
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I do not have any long term goals but as long as the residents feel they have a friendly caring person who treats them with dignity and care that's what I would like to achieve.
Question 12 of 25
What do you know about our facility and organization?
User-Submitted Answers
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The residents are elderly and have dementia. The building is laid out in streets, each resident has their own en suite room with a door into the garden.
Question 13 of 25
Tell me your thoughts on the importance of outdoor activities for children.
Question 14 of 25
Who did you report to in your last position?
Question 15 of 25
What is your greatest strength?
User-Submitted Answers
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How well I deal with situations in any circumstances under pressure.
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My greatest strength is working well with others or a team.
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My greatest strength is that I am very enthusiastic and like to make things fun.
4.
Is to communicate affectively while being there to listen.
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I am very patient and fellow instruction.
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Positive attitude, getting my work done, self motivation, puncutual.
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Always being positive, even in bad situations.
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Commited and sensible to the patients need.
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My greatest strength would have to be my creativity.
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I am friendly, honest, determined, punctual, and organized.
Question 16 of 25
How do you handle stress and pressure?
User-Submitted Answers
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Try to relax by taking deep breathes and take a break and talk to myself and encourage myself that I can do it.
2.
Very well. I tend to focus my energy on positive outcomes.
3.
I actually work well under pressure.
4.
I take a deep breath and do things step by step.
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I take a step back from what cause the stress so to prevent doing something I might regret in the long run. Once things settle down I will return work at it in stages to help prevent becoming stressed again.
6.
I tell myself I can do this and take a deep breath and get on with what I have to get done.
7.
I relax, take a step back and think about my options before making a decision.
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I focus harder on the task in front of me, and try my best.
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A deep breath, calmly find a positive solution to the stressor.
10.
I am pretty good at handling stress and pressure. I dont let it bother me. I still get my work done and still stay focused.
Question 17 of 25
Why are you the best activities aide for us?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Because I'm responsible, friendly and a pleasure to work with and I can make a great contribution as a recreation aide.
2.
I am a dependable person. I learn quickly and take myself and my responsibilities seriously. I strive to do my best at all times.
3.
You should hire me because I think I would make a great asset to the team because I am energetic, enthusiastic, caring and a very patient.
4.
I am patient, well organize, follow instruction, a great planner,
5.
I feel that I not only have the education with a health, wellness and fitness degree with a coaching minor I also have the exspeerince of working with all ages at the Y teaching classes, swim lessons and coaching. My experience I have gained while planning and teaching lessons has opened my eyes to teach me that things can change in a hart beat and that one needs to be ready for what ever happened. I have the experience working with a wide range of people to managing a group of staff.
6.
I'm trustworthy, a team player work well with others, willing to learn, always on time, put my effort into no matter what I do.
7.
I would be a great post of the team. I'm a very fast learner and I have the desire and ability to work with people.
8.
I think I would be a great asset and could really help the people here.
9.
I want to work with seniors and brighten their day, and I'm very detail oriented.
10.
I heard great things about this company and would like to be apart of.
Question 18 of 25
How well do you work with people?
User-Submitted Answers
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Very well I have never had complaints.
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If we was grading on a scale from 1-10 I would be a 10. I love people and working with them.
3.
On a day to day bases I work and interact with many people from coworkers to Y members. It is important to make a good impression on someone while still being yourself. One needs to communicate with each other effectively and not get made and cranky.
4.
I think I work great with people. The job I am at now I have to communicate with over 50 people in my office. At my other job I was a cashier and had great customer service.
5.
Great, I get along with people well, I am out going.
6.
I get on very well with people and always willing to help out.
7.
I am a great team player, I always consider others input and ideas. I think working with others helps everything run smoothly.
8.
I am a people person, and work quite well in groups.
9.
Very well. All my jobs required me to work with people. Great customer service skills.
10.
I don't have usually have conflict with others. I get a long with most people.
Question 19 of 25
By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
User-Submitted Answers
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I can adapt to any new enviornment, for example if there is a change a plans it starts raining can't take kids outside I will set up a plan and quickly have something for them to do indoors.
2.
Planned group and individual activities for developmentally disabled individuals. Worked in a prison and managed a work crew of 35 inmates with different levels of custody. Provided companion and friendship to bed bound seniors in their homes.
3.
I am out going, fun to be around and I love been around different people, I adapt and adjust very will to culture, environment, and food, I will consider myself open minded.
4.
Oh I know I can handle that situation, I know exactly how this works.
5.
Working at my current Y job I have to go from teaching active older adult water exercise class right to teaching preschool swim lessons, to interacting with members who tend to not always like what going on in the pool. One can not talk to preschoolers the same way you can an adult. At the Y one never knows who's going to come in and need what and what might set them off. For example on Tuesday we have home school lesson and it seams everyone wants to swim during that time, while keeping calm and professional I need to talk to lap swimmers and make it so everyone is happy and sharing space, not everyone like that.
6.
I've worked in fast food on and off the past few years and everyday everybody is different. One person may want their food one way while another wants theirs different. I had to be open to people everyday keeping them satisfied.
7.
During school I had to work with other people who only wanted to do what they wanted. I was able to persuade them to consider other ideas and to eventually act on those as well.
8.
I moved to Chicago by myself for the summer, I had to adapt from small town life to a huge bustling city. In no time I was using public transportation like a pro and learned that people aren't really that scary. People are just people, they are the same as you.
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While in my first year of college, we had to play games to meet with the new freshmen class. We had to switch partners each game. I made alot of friends and definitely had a great time.
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Keeping their attention focused and if a problem take that person away from group.
Question 20 of 25
Tell me about a situation where you had to quickly adapt to inevitable changes as an Activities aide.
User-Submitted Answers
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Well there are lots of ideas where you can go on line, and take it from there and if not there I usually jot down ideas that I can do when we run out of ideas.
2.
When one of the swim teachers got sick at the last minute. That resulted in me adding there kids to my class for the day, turning into multiple levels and having to make up a new plan on the fly.
3.
Never been a activities aid.
4.
I have not been an aide in the past.
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Never has happened as an activities aide. However as an employee working in a warehouse environment change happened every night.
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I adapt very will in Hr as a support worker.
Question 21 of 25
Give an example of a situation where you did something that helped others to be more enthusiastic.
User-Submitted Answers
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Cheer them on and with my energy encourage them to have fun while playing.
2.
I sat down with them and showed them how it was done and what the outcome of that situation would be.
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I gave examples of what could happen if they participated in the activity, and past stories of other people who enjoyed it.
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At my last job, we had group meeting before we started work. I would help with the exercises and then make jokes about how our shift was better than the others andbwe could bet their productivity number. I would also tell them how good of a job they didbthe previous night.
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I make a different when clients come at the shelter to talk I support them, I provide them with the right tools and listen to them.
Question 22 of 25
What do you do when your time schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Figure out a plan b to make it work.
2.
Like I said before I would start like an emergency note book with my ideas and pick some thing from there.
3.
Just keep working making sure everything gets done.
4.
I make it work to the best of my abilities.
5.
Make sure that the people who were involved in the first plans are aware that unforeseen events have accrued and that plan will not be happening as of now. I would follow through with the unforeseen circumstances to get it corrected/complete and proceed with the other things I need to do.
Question 23 of 25
Are you good with kids?
User-Submitted Answers
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Planning your day to keep the resident happy in what they are doing.
2.
Yes I am, I currently work as a substitute teacher and I also volunteer at my daughter’s school.
3.
I have had the chance to work with kids through teaching swim lesson at the Y and ski coaching. I love to see that kids grow and want to come back to my class or remember me years down the road that tells me I had some impact on them.
4.
No but I know I can grow in this category.
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Show them i'm there to listen, my love and compassion,
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Yes I enjoy being around kids.
7.
Yes I am. I have a 11 month old granddaughter.
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I am great with children.
9.
Yes I have 2 nieces and alot of little cousin.
10.
Excellent! I have 2 of my own.
Question 24 of 25
If you saw a child misbehaving, what disciplinary steps would you take?
User-Submitted Answers
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Take him out of the group and keep him in time out and talk to him about what he did wrong as well as letting parents know about the situation.
2.
I would talk to the child and explain to him this is not right what he is doing and lets do this "this way"
3.
I would talk to them, ask why they are doing what they are doing and explain to them why it is wrong and what they could do instead.
4.
See what is deeply happening ask questions.
5.
You talk to them first to make sure they know that what they are doing is misbehaving. Then if it continues its " time outs", taking away their favorite toy, and then telling their parents.
Question 25 of 25
What difference do you feel you would bring to our activities program?
User-Submitted Answers
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I would hope to involve residents into activities that are suited to their individual needs.

About Activities Aide

August 17th, 2017

Recreation workers design and lead leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps and senior centers. They may lead activities in areas such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, and camping.

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