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Question 1 of 29
Give an example of a time when you made a mistake because you did not listen well to what someone had to say.
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List of Behavioral Health Technician Interview Questions
  1. Give an example of a time when you made a mistake because you did not listen well to what someone had to say.
  2. Why should we hire you?
  3. Why do you want to leave your current employer?
  4. How well do you work with people?
  5. Ten years from now, where do you see yourself?
  6. Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?
  7. As a Behavioral Health Technician, what do you believe is your best asset?
  8. Why are you the best behavioral health technician for us?
  9. Why do you want a career as a behavioral health technician?
  10. What tools do you use to efficiently manage your time?
  11. What do you most enjoy about your current role?
  12. How do you handle working under pressure? Do you have a process that you follow?
  13. In the realm of behavioral health, what do you consider your specialty?
  14. Have you implemented or revised individual patient treatment plans and goals?
  15. Have you supervised group activities?
  16. Tell me about how you de-escalated patient interactions?
  17. Are you actively interviewing with other facilities or hospitals?
  18. What do you know about us as a company?
  19. Do you prefer to work alone, or in teams? Can you please explain your answer.
  20. Describe your key strengths and weaknesses.
  21. Give me an example of when you had a particularly difficult patient, how did you go about handling him or her?
  22. What is your highest education level?
  23. Talk to me about your daily technician related activities from when you come in and leave the facility.
  24. When handling multiple patients and physicians, how do you stay organized?
  25. Do you have any pertinent certifications? If not, are you planning on getting certified in the near future?
  26. If you work with a patient who tells you that they are being physically or emotionally abused, what would you do?
  27. Give me an example of when you had a problem for which there was no easy solution, and you had to think outside the box.
  28. What are your hobbies?
  29. What motivates you?
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Diana D'Souza
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Behavioral Health Technician Information
August 17th, 2017

Behavioral health technicians are also known as psychiatric technicians. These professionals work alongside doctors and nurses, assisting them with carrying out treatment plans for patients with different types of behavioral problems, from mental instability to post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. They work under the direct supervision of the doctor in charge of the patient's care. Your responsibilities in this role include providing and recording patient medications and assisting patients in their everyday activities.

Behavioral health technicians are usually employed by hospitals, mental health facilities and shelters. To be employed as a behavioral health technician, you must hold a certificate or an associate's degree in psychiatric technology or mental health technology. In some states, licensure is mandatory. In addition to excellent communication skills, you must genuinely care for your patients' welfare and be able to connect with patients of all ages if you want to pursue a career as a behavioral health technician.

During the interview, be prepared to emphasize your empathetic side in addition to your knowledge about the job. The most important quality that prospective clients want to see is that you genuinely care for patients. Everything else can be learned on the job. Volunteering at a community center, shelter or aged home, doing an internship with a non-profit organization within the country or spending time assisting an aid organization in a third world country are all ways that you can demonstrate your caring nature and your genuine interest in this role.




Behavioral Health Technician User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 29
Give an example of a time when you made a mistake because you did not listen well to what someone had to say.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I recorded the wrong address for a Lowes delivery which caused minor confusion, but was easy to sorry out.
2.
Never, I listen very well, and I pay close attention to detail, so it hard for me to miss things.
3.
During my time as an RA, there are times where the job is really fast paced and mistakes can happen especially when it comes to listening. The biggest thing to take away is take responsibility for you actions and that next to slow things down a bit and focus on what the person is saying and not the next thing you have to do.
4.
States that she hasn't had an incident where she made a mistake due to not understanding what someone was wanting her to do.
5.
I listen very well when people speck to me, at the moment I cannot think of a mistake cause by lack of listening.
Question 2 of 29
Why should we hire you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Because I care for the well being of other, I love helping others, I'm compassionat and I posses a great amount of empathy.
2.
You should hire me because of my experience of being a counselor with interacting with children and my experience of resident assistant with interacting with all types of people would add a lot to the betterment of the children.
3.
I have a calm, tolerant, compassionate personality that will help patients feel comfortable and supported by me. I have experience handling emotionally-charged situations. I have strong written and oral communication skills and I am extremely competent with technology. I am dependable, diligent, and hard-working.
4.
You should hire me because I am a fast learner, fixable, reliable, caring, passionate, understanding. I have experience in working with different personality and behaviors. For example 100's of people come in and out of my store. I am in contact with angry people, happy people, aggressive people, and complicated people. I feel that I will be able to do the job in an effective manner.
5.
I am an attentive listener . I enjoy people and I value compassion.
Question 3 of 29
Why do you want to leave your current employer?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
As much as I love working at the church, I need a career that is eventually going to help me grow in every way possible. I want to learn new things and further my education in order to thrive in my next career option.
2.
I left my current employer because I graduated from college.
3.
Left last job because move to NWA. Has sisters in the NWA area.
4.
I am looking for a position that allows me to use my skills and knowledge I've obtained through my academics while also helping people who may have a behavioral or mental struggle.
5.
I have been teaching for nine years and I am ready for a career change. I would like to return to my original career choice. I would like to enter into a field in which I have the ability to make a difference in others' lives and play an important role in turning someone's life around.
Question 4 of 29
How well do you work with people?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I work pretty well with others, for the most part I feel like others enjoy working with me.
2.
All the experience that I have is working with other people in different environments and different ages has gave me the abilities to work well people.
3.
Likes to talk to people. States that she doesn't have a problem asking people to help her if needed.
4.
I work very well with people. Working in retail, I interact daily with people. I know how to work with all different types of people.
5.
Very well, I love helping people.
Question 5 of 29
Ten years from now, where do you see yourself?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Oh, I definitely see myself settled down. Hopefully be married with a house but most importantly I hope to be thriving within my career and changing as many lives as I can along the way.
2.
Ten years from now, I hope I see my self as a better person from the skills that I have learned working at you company and continued working for you company changing people's lives.
3.
Rich living on the beach.
4.
Wants to go back to school to be a LPN.
5.
The most important thing for me in my career is stability. I would like to find my niche and get very good at it. I feel that my original career path in Psychology is where I belong, so I hope to be working in that field in a role in which I have gained a lot of experience.
Question 6 of 29
Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Nothing ever substantial, but I've had disagreements. Nothing ever prohibited me from working alongside them, though.
2.
Yes, I have had difficulty with a supervisor in the past but it was know longer difficult because we sat down and talk about he situation at hand to resolve the problem.
3.
Has not any problems with supervisors.
4.
I have never had difficulty with any of my supervisors.
5.
I have had good luck with my supervisors. I have had a few differences in opinion on teaching strategies or curriculum decisions, but I was able to discuss them professionally.
Question 7 of 29
As a Behavioral Health Technician, what do you believe is your best asset?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
My empathetic inclination has always been a part of my life. It's one reason that I hope my friends appreciate me and one reason I hope I have positively impacted strangers lives, too.
2.
I maintain confidentiality and the safety of all m clients.
3.
I believe the my best asset is on the training the that have competed but also on the people who have gone before you to give advise on what the best way to go about it.
4.
My best asset would have to be Ability to get along with many different personalities.
5.
To be a good role model. Talking with residents, help them to understand. Treat them as she wants to be treated. Stated that she wouldn't cuss at them.
Question 8 of 29
Why are you the best behavioral health technician for us?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I will always give my best. I will strive to be a positve and caring employee at all times.
2.
The passion I have for the field of psychology is ineffable. I look at this philosophically, but I make sure to separate the illness from the patient which I believe is very important.
3.
Because I'm reliable, depebdible and I enjoy what I do. I mean, I love making clients fee important, and that the have another chance.
4.
I am the best behavioral health technician because of my experience of being an RA and a Counselor and have a passion in helping people become better individuals.
5.
My passion for helping others is very strong.
Question 9 of 29
Why do you want a career as a behavioral health technician?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I like to make a difference and if I can help at least one person a day I feel like a accomplish a little bit.
2.
Because these people come here seeking help. They have family that wants them to get help, wives, husbands, children that depend on us. I want to be that positive impact.
3.
Because I love making people fee like they have hope.
4.
I want a career as a behavioral health technician because I want to make a difference in people's lives by focusing on who they so they can be a better person.
5.
I want a rewarding career. I want to have a helping hand in changing lives. I want to make a difference; small or large.
Question 10 of 29
What tools do you use to efficiently manage your time?
Question 11 of 29
What do you most enjoy about your current role?
Question 12 of 29
How do you handle working under pressure? Do you have a process that you follow?
Question 13 of 29
In the realm of behavioral health, what do you consider your specialty?
Question 14 of 29
Have you implemented or revised individual patient treatment plans and goals?
Question 15 of 29
Have you supervised group activities?
Question 16 of 29
Tell me about how you de-escalated patient interactions?
Question 17 of 29
Are you actively interviewing with other facilities or hospitals?
Question 18 of 29
What do you know about us as a company?
Question 19 of 29
Do you prefer to work alone, or in teams? Can you please explain your answer.
Question 20 of 29
Describe your key strengths and weaknesses.
Question 21 of 29
Give me an example of when you had a particularly difficult patient, how did you go about handling him or her?
Question 22 of 29
What is your highest education level?
Question 23 of 29
Talk to me about your daily technician related activities from when you come in and leave the facility.
Question 24 of 29
When handling multiple patients and physicians, how do you stay organized?
Question 25 of 29
Do you have any pertinent certifications? If not, are you planning on getting certified in the near future?
Question 26 of 29
If you work with a patient who tells you that they are being physically or emotionally abused, what would you do?
Question 27 of 29
Give me an example of when you had a problem for which there was no easy solution, and you had to think outside the box.
Question 28 of 29
What are your hobbies?
Question 29 of 29
What motivates you?
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