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Personal Care Aide Interview Questions

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Ryan Brown
    Job Interviews Careers Health Personal Care Aide

25 Personal Care Aide
Interview Questions

  1. What impact did you have in your last job?

    Community Answers

    • "I had an impact on the sale by providing a positive and assertive approach to the customers."
    • "I was a personal care giver to a person with a rare auto immune disorder that was confined to a bed. I provided the daily routine for personal hygiene, meals, and managed all PT and OT appointments. I also provided various forms of personal encouragement such as reading inspirational books, movies and personal discussions about goals. I set short term and long term goals that were realistic and appropriate for the patients capabilities. In addition, I also provided daily encouragement to the individual in order to maintain a positive outlook in order to accomplish those goals."
    • "I helped children achieve educational goals. I would tell the children what I would like to see on their next reports from their teachers, and make sure that they understood that they were capable of achieving these goals. Often, having someone to feel accountable to really helped them. I saw positive changes in the children, and they were often proud to tell me about the accomplishments they made. I responded very positively to these, and believe that fostered confidence in the children."
  2. How do you like to get feedback and suggestions?

    Community Answers

    • "Setting a time and place for the discussion that is agreeable to both. It allows both parties to have an opportunity to prepare for that discussion."
    • "Feedback or any suggertion is the most importance for the facility speakup for the resident to be a better for career and resident."
  3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

    Community Answers

    • "Happy, Healthy and Successful!!!"
    • "5 year time I will love to do a volunteer and help in different country."
  4. Are you a patient person?

  5. What personal characteristics do you think add to your overall effectiveness?

  6. What do you know about our organization?

  7. What's the most difficult decision you've made in the last two years and how did you come to that decision?

    Community Answers

    • "To be my close to my son, stay close to him and spend time, life to short and."
    • "The most difficult decision to make to be with my son I just want to spend time to him while a can."
    • "I accepted a job that I had no prior education or experience."
  8. How do you handle stressful situations?

    Community Answers

    • "I always try to find the positive in the situation in order to set the tone with dealing with possible solutions."
    • "First and foremost, I remember that I must remain calm, but also act quickly. Having a definitive task to work towards creates a goal that I can set in my mind and focus on during these scenarios. Remaining focused is key."
    • "Try to maintain and focus to the situation. Come down and be sure is every thing safe."
  9. What have you done in the past year to become a better Personal Care Aide?

    Community Answers

    • "I worked on my self confidence when using my knowledge and skills."
    • "Established routines that were more productive and flexible in order to provide the best care for the person and/or family. I found it to be essential to always be cognizant and knowledgable of each persons role and maintain open factual communication between all parties. I have also learned how to deal with stressful situations appropriately so that I did not contribute to the level of anxiety at any given time. To always give 100% of myself and go above and beyond for my patient each and every day!!"
    • "The longer you spend time to client the more to know how to help and be perform to be a better career."
  10. Give me an example that shows your trustworthiness.

  11. What do you like and dislike about home care?

    Community Answers

    • "It has features and benefits that are both positive and negative."
  12. How would you define great patient care?

    Community Answers

    • "To provide the level of care to individual that is exceedingly and abundantly exceptional that is required to contribute to the success and well being of that patient."
    • "To be dedicated to my work and mission for the value and goal for the work playplace."
  13. Are you a compassionate person?

    Community Answers

    • "Yes, doing this kind of job is awarding."
  14. Why are you the best candidate for us?

    Community Answers

    • "I am the best candidate for this role because I not only meet the necessary requirements for this job, but because I bring a level of care that will exceed all expectations, always!"
    • "I have passoin, work team, dedicated person, love to help."
  15. Is it acceptable to call off work as a personal care worker? Where an individual is depending on you?

  16. When have you had a really bad experience as a personal care worker?

  17. Have you ever been yelled at or accused of wrong doing, by a patient before? What was the situation?

  18. What was your most rewarding experience in personal care?

  19. When have you provided personal care for an elderly person or an individual in need before?

    Community Answers

    • "Yes, I provided personal care for patient who was suffering from a rare auto immune disorder and had lost the ability to care for herself."
  20. Why did you enter this career?

    Community Answers

    • "For the rewarding feeling of helping others."
    • "I saw a need for a person that touched my heart and for the first time in my life I went with what I knew was the right choice, regardless of how difficult or unfavorable the task. At the end of the day its about helping people and being able to make a difference in the lives of others. To do the things that matter most and live a life that most matters."
    • "Planing to look after my mum when she need help, I perform the right thing for my mum."
    • "Because is this the most rewarded job."
  21. Are there any type of personal hygiene tasks that you would feel uncomfortable performing for our clients?

    Community Answers

    • "I do not set any limits on tasks and prefer to make those decisions based on the level of care needed to provide the best care for the individual."
    • "Career for client and don't feel uncomfortable performing is not the right thing to do the job."
  22. What was your most difficult decision in the last 6 months? What made it difficult?

  23. Describe an improvement you personally initiated.

  24. Will you you able to extend patience to stubborn clients?

  25. What skills do you think are most critical to this job?