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Recreation Workers Interview Questions

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Cassandra Bates is a freelance career consultant with an established history working with youth and young adults to reach their educational, professional, and personal goals.

Recreation Workers was published on January 20th, 2020. Learn more here.

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As a recreation worker there will be times you'll need to talk in front of a group, how comfortable are you speaking to a group?

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  1. 1.

    As a recreation worker there will be times you'll need to talk in front of a group, how comfortable are you speaking to a group?

  2. 2.

    Working with children/residents can be very stressful, how do you handle stressful situations?

  3. 3.

    Provide a time you worked with management to resolve a participant complaint.

  4. 4.

    Share an experience in which you successfully led others in a coordinated recreation activity.

  5. 5.

    Not everyone will be at the same learning levels, name a time you adapted an activity to meet the participant's needs.

  6. 6.

    Do you have experience in this field?

  7. 7.

    Why did you choose to become a recreation worker?

  8. 8.

    How would you handle a camper/resident who becomes violent to another?

  9. 9.

    What is your greatest personality asset working with kids/elderly?

  10. 10.

    How do you handle campers/residents who don't want to stay with the group?

  11. 11.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  12. 12.

    Share an experience in which you tried to coordinate an activity, but it was not successful.

  13. 13.

    What hobbies, special interests or talents do you have that you think might be useful here?

  14. 14.

    Why did you decide to choose this organization for employment?

  15. 15.

    Children/residents can be predictable sometimes, give an example when you were able to prevent a problem because you foresaw the reaction of another person.

  16. 16.

    When working with kids/residents they will have different belief systems, how do you handle situations where you don't agree with statements being made?

  17. 17.

    Describe a time you identified the needs of your student/resident and successfully developed a way to teach/train them.

  18. 18.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  19. 19.

    Name a time when your creativity or alternative thinking solved a problem at the camp/nursing home you were at.

  20. 20.

    How does this position fit into your career goals?

  21. 21.

    What does customer service mean to you related to this job?

  22. 22.

    Why did you leave your last job or are leaving?

  23. 23.

    What recreation activities do you already have planned in your mind to implement?

  24. 24.

    Think about an area you need to improve on, what support do you need to help you succeed?

  25. 25.

    Provide an example of a time when you successfully organized a diverse group of people to accomplish a task.