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20 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Published September 15th, 2010 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 20
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Psychiatric Aide?
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I am very passionate, love to help people and its related with my career.
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I have a passion for educating, empowering, and connecting with people. I love learning about people and working with them to find ways to make them self sufficient.
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I am ready for a career change and like something challenging where I can help people.
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I am ready to challenge myself as I finish nursing school. I think this opportunity will allow me to be a better nurse.
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I wanted to pursue a psychiatric aide because the basics are important. A foundation to anything will allow you to experience a field from all angles. Especially in psychology it is importnat that as those helping the mentally disabled, we approach their situation from all angles, observing body language, eyecontact, behavioral patterns, expressions etc. As an Aide I will be able to see firsthand how a professional in the field carries out therapy and how they approach different patients from different mental state of minds. This is invaluable for me, and will shed a new informational light in the psych field for myself.
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I would like to work with mentally ill patient.
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1.
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Psychiatric Aide?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I am very passionate, love to help people and its related with my career.
2.
I have a passion for educating, empowering, and connecting with people. I love learning about people and working with them to find ways to make them self sufficient.
3.
I am ready for a career change and like something challenging where I can help people.
4.
I am ready to challenge myself as I finish nursing school. I think this opportunity will allow me to be a better nurse.
5.
I wanted to pursue a psychiatric aide because the basics are important. A foundation to anything will allow you to experience a field from all angles. Especially in psychology it is importnat that as those helping the mentally disabled, we approach their situation from all angles, observing body language, eyecontact, behavioral patterns, expressions etc. As an Aide I will be able to see firsthand how a professional in the field carries out therapy and how they approach different patients from different mental state of minds. This is invaluable for me, and will shed a new informational light in the psych field for myself.
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I would like to work with mentally ill patient.
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What do you know about our organization?
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It's a hospital for people who have mental illness provide services hygene medication recreation.
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Central Florida Behavioral Hospital is emergency receiving facility that opened in 2008. The company has a trauma informed philosophy that focuses on client learning to be self sufficient, providing hope, empowerment, connection, and hope. The mission of the company is to provide service that clients would recommend to their families and friends, physicians prefer to refer, and staff feel proud to represent. Serve from children to mature adults. There are 9 units serving children/adolescents, co-occuring disorders, affective disorders, mature adults, general adult, persistent mental illness, shock therapy, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient. Open 24 hours a day and accept referrals and walk-ins.
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You are a mental health facility,
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I have worked here for three years and I really enjoy working the mental health inmates.
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When I come in canada many times I heard about this organisation . This organisation is one of the most reputed health care institution in canada before I come for this interview I got lot of information about this institution from online.
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I know the hospital is making plans to build a large all in one type hospital. I participated in the town forum this morning as on the 12th I was studying. It shows me the company means that it does care about the community and are trying to improve healthcare in the area.
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To my knowledge just a place of employment to people that help mentally ill.
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I am aware of the array of services this organization provides. I think it is very commedable that we have resources from crisis intervention, to group therapy, single therapy, to in patient care. I admire the perserverence and the.
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Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Describe some examples of work that you have done independently or with little direction.
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I have experience with a wide range of clients and disorders. My experience in residential and transitional housing has equipped me to handle conflict resolution, putting out fires, working with a team, and quickly responding to issues. I have a lot of experience with assessments and diagnosis and case management experience while working at methadone clinic.
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I have an extensive background working with complex pediatric patients with complex diagnoses, many whip included behavioral concerns.
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I have enough experience in the field and I will provide my skill to the job.
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I have the compassion, empathy and have gained many skills (with still more to learn & acquire) since taking on the challenge of changing my career and commencing my Aged Care training. I have wanted to do this for so long and I just wanted to be able to make a difference to someone's life or day. It's like when I lived and breathed hairdressing it was a privilege to be able to enter someones home and do their hair and make them feel and look good.
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My prior knowledge and experience will be an asset for your institution I am loyal trust worthy.
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I am very dependable and will do my best to help the mental health inmates / patients.
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I am not applying to be a psychiatric aide just for the money, or financial stability. I applied because I have goals and ambitions that I want to achieve through this job. I am really interested in mental health and wish to pursue a career in the field. If I'm hired this will give me much experience as it will help me to see my strengths and weaknesses I will face in this career in the future.
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Because I am dependable and trustworthy and I will be here when you need me.
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I have a diverse healthcare background that allows me to care for patients in a dynamic manner and treat patients more as individuals.
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What is your greatest strength?
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Team work, speak politely keep calm people, respectful good comunication.
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Know the mood of the clients before they acting out and react in a proper way if they acting out.
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I'm detail oriented; Highly organized; punctual; good at creating and planning I'm dedicated- I become invested in the population and company I work for. I take the initiative to develop myself in whatever area I lack. When I started working at CENTAUR I didn't know a lot about HIV so I starting following social media sites on HIV, I attended events and forums on HIV, subscribed to HIV magazines. I even put on a HIV awareness event in my community. I wanted to fully understand my clients experience and what they face. I volunteered for events for my company.
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During in hard time I see my self calme,
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Ability to adapt to different working environments, people and so forth. Although I am still relatively new to the industry I feel that I have achieved good results and good rapports with most of the residents I have had the privilege of looking after.
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Dependable, Trustworthy, loyal, OCD, like things done correctly, not just half do something.
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I am a patient person and I am willing to spend time with my patients to understand their concerns.
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My greatest strength is my self confidence because I am always taking challenges in my life.
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What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
User-Submitted Answers
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My greatest weakness is sometimes I overwork myself. I had a habit of coming to work 1.5 hours early and staying an hour late to get work done and it was draining me. I recognized this wasn't healthy or making me more effective. I had to learn that everything wasn't going to get done in one day in this field. I cut down the over time I was working and learned to be more comfortable with leaving work for the next day and I found everything would still get done when it needed to and I was more rested.
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I am a stickler for the rules as per policy & procedure, or that's not how I was taught etc... And find it frustrating when others don't agree with me and become impatient and angry with me. I am learning to be able to stick up for myself more and speak up if I see something is being done wrong, not to be afraid to question.
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I don't like to delegate tasks & don't like saying "NO" when someone asks for help. Trying to delegate more when I'm extremely busy and cant get to it .
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To me, my weakness is that I'm very bad at socializing and communicating with others. I'm pretty socially awkward, and to be in the mental health field, one must be very good at building relationships and communicating with new people. That is why I decided to go down to Richmond for college, because I wanted to challenge myself and meet new people so I can practice my social skills.
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I think I am too focussed on my work I need to find more time to relax.
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I am independent. When things go side ways I want to do my best to control and fix the situation. I am learning to rely on teammates and ask for help more often to increase my communication skills and provide the safest most effective care for patients.
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Sometimes I breakdown myself, but I hold in what does not need to come out at that time. I calm myself down and breathe first before thinking any further.
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