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Top 25 Activities Aide Interview Questions
1. Why do you want a career as an activities aide?
Activities Aide
December 30th, 2016

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.
http://bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/recreation-workers.htm
Activities Aide Interview Questions
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What do you feel is the most important skill an activities aide should possess?
 
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A strong passion to help others.
 
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Good communication and listening skills.
 
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Have you ever created an activities program from scratch?
 
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Unfortunately no but I have given suggestions.
 
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Tell me about your post secondary education. What was your best course and which one did you have the most difficulty with?
 
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I don't have any but am willing to do so.
 
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I really enjoyed art and music I did struggle with maths.
 
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Do you have strong documentation skills?
 
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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.
 
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What types of software and other programs are you best versed in?
 
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How closely to you adhere to company policy?
 
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What would your most recent supervisor say about your abilities as an activities aide?
 
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I was efficient in my work and was a good team player.
 
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I am patient, helpful and have always contributed to change and ideas.
 
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Tell me about your short term goals as an activities aide.
 
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Doing my best and learning new things hopefully turning into long term.
 
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To enable residents to welcome and enjoy day to day life.
 
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Tell me about your long term career goals. Where do you want your career to go from here?
 
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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.
 
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What do you know about our facility and organization?
 
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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.
 
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What difference do you feel you would bring to our activities program?
 
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I would hope to involve residents into activities that are suited to their individual needs.
 
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What is the best received activity you have ever coordinated?
 
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Many residents enjoy the bingo as we give little prises and it keeps them alert.
 
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Tell me your thoughts on the importance of outdoor activities for children.
 
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Who did you report to in your last position?
 
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What is your greatest strength?
 
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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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How do you handle stress and pressure?
 
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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.
 
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Very well. I tend to focus my energy on positive outcomes.
 
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Why are you the best activities aide for us?
 
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Because I'm responsible, friendly and a pleasure to work with and I can make a great contribution as a recreation aide.
 
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I am a dependable person. I learn quickly and take myself and my responsibilities seriously. I strive to do my best at all times.
 
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How well do you work with people?
 
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Very well I have never had complaints.
 
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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.
 
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By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Tell me about a situation where you had to quickly adapt to inevitable changes as an Activities aide.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Give an example of a situation where you did something that helped others to be more enthusiastic.
 
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Cheer them on and with my energy encourage them to have fun while playing.
 
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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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What do you do when your time schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?
 
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Figure out a plan b to make it work.
 
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Like I said before I would start like an emergency note book with my ideas and pick some thing from there.
 
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Are you good with kids?
 
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Planning your day to keep the resident happy in what they are doing.
 
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Yes I am, I currently work as a substitute teacher and I also volunteer at my daughter’s school.
 
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If you saw a child misbehaving, what disciplinary steps would you take?
 
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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.
 
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I would talk to the child and explain to him this is not right what he is doing and lets do this "this way"
 
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