Recreational Therapists Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Recreational Therapists interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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How do you handle stressful situations?

The interviewer wants to hear that you handle stress with ease. Tell the interviewer that you understand a recreational therapist's role can be stressful at times, but you will take it in stride! There are days when you may feel a bit overwhelmed, and you take steps to ensure these situations do not get the best of you. Share that you talk with friends in your field about challenging situations to gain wisdom, and remember that you are a part of a team filled with wise people who are willing to help you out when your workload is not attainable some days.

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30 Recreational Therapists Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. How do you handle stressful situations?

  • 2. Have you obtained your Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) designation?

  • 3. While attending post-secondary studies, what was your best course? Least favorite course?

  • 4. Do you have a bachelor's degree? Tell me about your education.

  • 5. What is the greatest challenge you have faced so far? How did you overcome it?

  • 6. What social activities have you created to help a patients social skills?

  • 7. Tell me about a time you tailored an activity for a patient.

  • 8. What are your career goals?

  • 9. Why should we hire you?

  • 10. Do you have any experience with addiction? Explain.

  • 11. How would you motivate patients who were not participating?

  • 12. What has been your favorite experience working in therapeutic recreation so far?

  • 13. How would your former employer describe you?

  • 14. What characteristics make you a great fit for this role?

  • 15. Where do you see the future of therapeutic recreation headed?

  • 16. Where do you see the future of therapeutic recreation?

  • 17. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

  • 18. What is your greatest strength?

  • 19. Where would you like your career as a recreational therapist to go?

  • 20. Why are you the best candidate for us?

  • 21. What do you wish someone would have told you before you started working as a recreational therapist?

  • 22. How do you establish relationships with your patients?

  • 23. How do you incorporate families and loved ones?

  • 24. What is the greatest challenge recreational therapists face?

  • 25. What sort of game would you suggest for a group of adults who could not walk?

  • 26. Tell me about your assessment skills.

  • 27. What aspects of therapeutic recreation do you least enjoy?

  • 28. What types of activities would you use with a child recovering from a broken arm?

  • 29. What types of experiences do you have working with the elderly population?

  • 30. What is your favorite population to work with? Why?