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Question 1 of 30
What has been your favorite experience working in therapeutic recreation so far?
Think about a positive you had with a patient that impacted you. Let's say you completed an internship with children with autism. While you were there, you worked with a specific child who was completely anti-social and by the end of the semester, they were more willing to talk to you and others, participating in games that they would not have tried before. Talk about the tools you used and the conversations you had that made a difference. Share how this experience impacted you and why.
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List of Recreational Therapists Interview Questions
  1. What has been your favorite experience working in therapeutic recreation so far?
  2. How would your former employer describe you?
  3. What characteristics make you a great fit for this role?
  4. Where do you see the future of therapeutic recreation headed?
  5. What is your greatest strength?
  6. What do you wish someone would have told you before you started working as a recreational therapist?
  7. How do you establish relationships with your patients?
  8. How do you incorporate families and loved ones?
  9. What sort of game would you suggest for a group of adults who could not walk?
  10. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
  11. Why are you the best candidate for us?
  12. Tell me about your assessment skills.
  13. What types of experiences do you have working with the elderly population?
  14. What is your favorite population to work with? Why?
  15. What aspects of therapeutic recreation do you least enjoy?
  16. What is the greatest challenge recreational therapists face?
  17. Why should we hire you?
  18. What types of activities would you use with a child recovering from a broken arm?
  19. Where do you see the future of therapeutic recreation?
  20. What social activities have you created to help a patients social skills?
  21. What is the greatest challenge you have faced so far? How did you overcome it?
  22. Do you have a bachelor's degree? Tell me about your education.
  23. While attending post-secondary studies, what was your best course? Least favorite course?
  24. Tell me about a time you tailored an activity for a patient.
  25. What are your career goals?
  26. Do you have any experience with addiction? Explain.
  27. How would you motivate patients who were not participating?
  28. How do you handle stressful situations?
  29. Where would you like your career as a recreational therapist to go?
  30. Have you obtained your Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) designation?
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Elisabeth Walter
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Recreational Therapists Information
December 17th, 2014

Recreational therapists, also referred to as therapeutic recreation specialists, provide treatment services and recreation activities for individuals with disabilities or illnesses. Using a variety of techniques, including arts and crafts, animals, sports, games, dance and movement, drama, music, and community outings, therapists improve and maintain the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of their clients.
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Question 1 of 30
What has been your favorite experience working in therapeutic recreation so far?
Think about a positive you had with a patient that impacted you. Let's say you completed an internship with children with autism. While you were there, you worked with a specific child who was completely anti-social and by the end of the semester, they were more willing to talk to you and others, participating in games that they would not have tried before. Talk about the tools you used and the conversations you had that made a difference. Share how this experience impacted you and why.
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User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have volunteered with swim lessons at MFB, worked as a special needs counselor and then in leadership over special needs programming in both a camp and a church, conducted my internship at a camp that served kids and adults with developmental disabilities, and am now working to provide quality programming for at-risk youth. Though most of my experience is not under the specific title of "recreational therapist", they are experiences in which I have taken the time to get to know individuals and assess their needs, plan activities accordingly, implement those activities myself or train staff to do so, and then evaluate the success of the activity before moving forward.
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Low and hihg cognitive levels people who are unable to do our activities at a time, Iheard many stories which senoirs shared with me.
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I have taken classes related to recreation in high school as well as attending the University of Waterloo for recreation and leisure. Although I have only completed my first year I am very confident in my abilities and what I have learned so far.
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I have worked as a director independent Living, skilled living, coordinator of memory unit, created intergenerational programs, promoted and implemented events for families and residents, trained volunteers,
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I have worked the past two summers as a TR assistant and have carried out the implementation of the APIE process.
Question 2 of 30
How would your former employer describe you?
"My old boss says I'm easy to work with because I have a good attitude, even when I have a heavy workload. At the adult day care program I had several difficult patients. Even though I worked longer hours, I learned how to address behavioral issues and really got to help my patients by spending more intensive time with them. I maintained in good spirits and I didn't let the challenges overwhelm me."
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User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Very hard work I can reach to individual needs by making the clients feels safe comfortable and listened by me.
2.
Tim would describe me as a leader that people want to follow (which he modeled for me so well). He would say that my attention to detail keeps things running smoothly and that my intentionality in getting to know others is seen in my servant-leadership and the way I manage people. He would say that I can remain calm in high-stress situations and will rise to the occasion of just about any task put in front of me.
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Good listener, fun lover, relaible person, time manager.
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Flexible- schedule changing, circumstances beyond anyone's control would come up frequently, but meanwhile still being able to create effective programming.
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Hard-working, compassionate, creative, great ability to adapt, but still has a little trouble with time management.
Question 3 of 30
What characteristics make you a great fit for this role?
Look over the job description before your interview to notice the qualities the company is looking for. Now think about how you embody some of those traits. Recreational therapists need to have excellent communication skills and people skills. You will also need to be patient and flexible. Make a list of your top five characteristics that would help you meet the criteria for the role. Show off your strengths to prove to the interviewer that you are the best fit for this role!
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Time-management, an ability to delegate tasks as I see the big picture without missing out on the finer details that need to be accomplished for that to happen, team oriented, servant-leadership, driven, reliable, intentional.
2.
Highly organised, work well on my own and can operate as part of a team when necessary, good at crafts.
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Good listener, leader, patience, empathy, entertainer and so on.
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I have the ability to connect on a professional and personal level with people of different backgrounds, views, interests, and personality types.
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I am very passionate about what I do. I am also very positive and I have a very strong work ethic. I'm creative and I can adapt the activity to the group/individual I am working with. I love helping others and it shows in my work. I have the ability to brighten people's days.
Question 4 of 30
Where do you see the future of therapeutic recreation headed?
The interviewer wants to find out if you think about the future. As a recreational therapist, you are setting up programs and facilitating activities with the goal of assisting your patients in their recovery process. Think about some of your professional goals and how you intend to meet them in the next five years. Try to think of ways that the company and this position will help you to achieve your goals.
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User Submitted Interview Answers
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In regards to long term care homes, providing recreation programs to a group that could include younger adults.
2.
In future recreation would be in a higher level that seniors can get more entertainment and fun through many activities.
3.
I see a very bright future ahead of therapeutic recreation. It's still up and coming, but so many more people are learning about it and are learning about the amazing benefits it provides in lives.
4.
I believe that we need to spread the word of therapeutic recreation. I have learned that people are not spending as much time on recreation that they used to and by telling people about what we do we can open up the field. We will have the ability to inform people on who we are and what we do and hopefully become a more well-known career.
5.
Continue to be strengths based, more consumer centered w/consumer opinions, more holistic approach.
Question 5 of 30
What is your greatest strength?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I believe that my greatest strength is the confidence that I have developed in leading. Whether that be a group of participants or a group of staff members, I am confident enough in myself and my skills that I can make decisions and take the lead when necessary, but also humble enough to know that I don't have all of the answers, and there will be times when I need to ask for help or counsel in order to best serve the patient.
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Knowledge of adaptive techniques/equipment and resources in the community. Efficiency of documentation.
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I am a very friendly outgoing person that gets along well with others. Through my volunteer and ambassador experience I have learned many people skills.
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My ability to adapt. I have had to learn to adapt to various situations, places, and people. I have lived in several places where I didn't know anyone, and I was able to adapt to those places and quickly make friends. I have been put in various positions where I've had to make difficult decisions that others may not have liked, and I have had to learn to adapt to different personalities.
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Critical thinking and ability to organize.
Question 6 of 30
What do you wish someone would have told you before you started working as a recreational therapist?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I have a passion helping others so I noticed while doing my volunteer the recreationist gives a lot different ways helping clients.
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I chose it because I have experience in the field.
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I chose a career in recreational therapy because I am a honest compassionate and creative person. I wanted to use these traits to support varieties of people in maintaining healthy meaningful lives.
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Because I love giving back to the community and I love making a difference in someone else life.
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I believe recreation is very important for the health and wellness of the residence in which I care for... Challenges a resident to maintain their physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual well-being. Persons whom participates in recreational programs are over all healthier mentally, physically and emotionally. May have a good sense of purpose and confidence. Encourages independence and choice.
Question 7 of 30
How do you establish relationships with your patients?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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In my opinion the elements involved in establishing a therapeutic relationship would be trust, loyalty, and the ability to rely on one another.
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You need to establish raport with the client.
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Time, effort, and caring and getting to know each individual clients needs.
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It important to establish a trustworthy relationship with my client, as well as establishing my roll in their world as someone who is here to help them, work with them, and grow with them. Initiate fluid and constructive communication by maintaing kind eye contact and focusing the conversation on their goals and interests.
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Asking questions of the client. Establishing their domains.
Question 8 of 30
How do you incorporate families and loved ones?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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If they did any activities with them in the passed.
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I would start by assessing the client first to determine their (dis)interests, hobbies, current recreation status, social supports, etc. Then I would invite the family to chime in with any additional information that they think would be helpful in our efforts towards making their family member as independent as possible.
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Like in creating an IEP in the education model, as assessed and needed, I would draw on family members and signifigant others, as well as other professionals to help paint a clear picture of their treatment needs. Furthermore, those close to the client can futher reinforce the treatment practaces set in therapy.
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Meet and introduce myself to resident after reading the history, assess the resident when engaging with him/her. If unable to communicate with resident spend time with family members and acquire information from residents background. Use a series of interventions with resident to see their levels of concentration, abilities, reactions.
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Asking questions, past interests.
Question 9 of 30
What sort of game would you suggest for a group of adults who could not walk?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I have implemented many adaptive recreation programs at the VA, including cycling sessions with hand cycles and adaptive bikes, wheelchair sports such as wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis, sled hockey, Wii tournaments, bocci ball, lunch and trivia sessions, bowling, and individual programs such as individual Wii sessions, cards and board games, and table tennis or shuffle board. At Brookdale I implemented an exercise program every morning, and various crafts usually related to the holidays. Individual programs I have implemented at Brookdale include card and board games, nail painting, puzzles, using the inTouch to play games, and having a conversation.
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Group exercises in physiotherapy.
3.
I have facilitated news and reviews, reading program (chicken soup). Reminisence and remember when.
4.
During my internship I was responsible for leading one activity in each of the 4 program areas. Those areas included sports and recreation, fine arts, nature, and arts and crafts. The groups ranged in size from 8-12 usually and the age was either kids (under 18) or adults (18+). I also have experience leading team building activities with both kids and adults either as a "contract" employee brought in, or as a camp counselor.
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I have not implemented treatment plans.
Question 10 of 30
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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My greatest I tried to do everything at same time but I learned to organize my self by planning the priority.
2.
My greatest weakness is that I don't often let others know when I am struggling with something. I would like to be as efficient and independent as possible but I have recognized that even if I successfully accomplish that, that's now how teams or working relationships are built. We are all interdependent upon one another, and I have seen great value in asking someone else for assistance in an area of my weakness that happens to be their area of expertise.
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I am so emotional, Itry to take yoga and meditations.
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I can get unorganized at times but always manage to get back on track and complete all my tasks by the required deadline.
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I am very critical of my own work because I work because I work very hard at everything I apply myself to. Iím working on not being so hard on myself when something doesnít turn out as I planned because it doesnít necessarily mean that I failed.
Question 11 of 30
Why are you the best candidate for us?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I love to serve seniors and I think I can do my best with team work.
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I am the best candidate because I have some experience with this population and I can take initiative. I learn quickly and will ensure that everything is done my protocol.
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My experience, my opportunities, my life experiences and my abilities to engage, comfort and relate to a vast population of people who come from different walks of life as well as my committment and love of working in this field and environment.
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I am the best candidate for you becauseI have the experience and attitude that you are looking for to make an impact in this organization.
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My experience, coupled with my desire to learn and grow, would make me both a reliable and moldable team member. What's more, I have a heart and passion for the people that I would be serving in this job. It is more than just a paycheck or a job for me, it's something that "fills my bucket" and reminds me daily of why I do what I do.
Question 12 of 30
Tell me about your assessment skills.
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Most of my assessments have been done by way of informal conversation. I have had some exposure to basic assessment tools, but in my experiences have not had to use them to meet the needs of the people I was/am serving. I believe that I do assessments though, anytime I walk into a room. I assess my surroundings, the present mood, facial and body expressions, etc. And those quick intakes help guide my next move(s).
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Developing an individual treatment plan based on patient needs, using resources of family, docs nurses, other professionals working on an interdisciplinary team.
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I am very good at being creative.
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I am familiar with the MDS 3.0. Section F relates to activity and daily preferences. It helps us determine what types of leisure interests that particular person may have or may want to try. ALso we have come up with a generic activity questionaire that asks some basic questions to try and get to know the resident.
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I am familiar with spiritual assessment, I am able to observe and assess the level in which group a resident may best be suited for. Example a resident who is unable to understand bingo because they have limited concept of numbers may be better suited in a small group activity or may need someone to assist them in finding the numbers that have been called....
Question 13 of 30
What types of experiences do you have working with the elderly population?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Swimming lessons (DD), Camp Paivika (DD and Phys Dis), SpringHill (DD and Phys Dis), ARCH (EI). In each of these environments, I have learned more about the population I was serving, how to serve them best, any similarities in treatments, and was also challenged to think outside the box time and again as I tried something that worked with one group, only to find out that it would need to look entirely or minutely different for the next group.
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Community based therapeutic recreation programs including Special Olympic sports, arts and crafts, swim lessons, exercise and weight training.
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Small group or one to one programs have been my strength. Playing the game of memory with a small group offers the special population a sense of belonging socially.. Offers them encouragement emotionally and challenges them cognitively in a safe and secure environment. One to one or small group therapy has proven itself to be a positive experience for the resident and to myself as well.
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Lots, camp. Aba therapy. Autism school. Special needs clients in mission outdoors. One on one theraphy through aba in group home settings. Undergreate formal educaiton.
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Over the past two summers I have worked for Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation as a TR Assistant. I worked with adolescents and teens with a variety of disabilities.
Question 14 of 30
What is your favorite population to work with? Why?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Developmentally Disabled. I appreciate and love the genuine hearts that most people in this category reflect to the world around them. I also love working with people who have difficulties communicating as we would consider "normal" and taking the time to get to know them so well that I can understand them because I know them. This population forces me to think on my toes, to be quick and willing to adapt or modify when necessary and to take the time to really understand their passions and what makes them tick.
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Senoirs is my favourite population because I think they need more attention than any group. They are lonely, depressed.
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Mental disorder consumers, because I feel rewarded working with them.
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My favorite population to work with are children and teens in behavioral health because this population is slowly growing and I fell like I can have the greatest impact.
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MY favorite population would be children ages 5-10 with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Question 15 of 30
What aspects of therapeutic recreation do you least enjoy?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I love that I can plan develop and create new new things everyday to reach and help clients.
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I love that therapeutic recreation serves to help people be as independent as possible in their leisure and recreation. I love that our main role is to serve. I dislike that it is often disregarded in treatment and occasionally looked down upon by other medical professionals as "play"... As if that's a bad thing. We all need to play a little more, and for some, that decision for change isn't a simple one - and that's where we can come in.
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I like that TR focus on the postive nature of the individual and our job is to motivate the person be the best he can be.
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The ability to use assessment planning and implementation of a therapeutic program to achieve and see positive behavioral results.
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I like get them engaging their time with activities . And dislike is giving them an activity which they do not like , it should be person centered.
Question 16 of 30
What is the greatest challenge recreational therapists face?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes. ARCH, and at Camp Paivika when one camper became so enraged that she was threatening to run away. When we blocked the door, she would run into us, yell, curse, and do just about anything she could think of to make us move out of her way.
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Yes. Use resources. Redirect client from the source of agitation.
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Yes, working in a locked unit with dementia residents can be a challenge because they can be agitated very quickly. I try to redirect the resident by using touch, calmness in approach, and trying to seperate who ever is involoved.
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Limited experience.. Usually notify supervisor in charge...
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Yes. Autism. One one one theraphy aba group home settings. Camp settings.
Question 17 of 30
Why should we hire you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Because I would be a strong addition to your team with my passions, my desire to learn, and my experience in the field thus far.
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I can give my valuable time with your organization, service which I do would be my best.
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You should hire me because I am qualified to do the job and will ensure that I fully contribute to the overall success of this agency. I am driven and hard-working and will uphold the mission and standards at all times.
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I am trained, knowledgable, creative, loyal, dedicated, willing to learn, promote in-services to others, Engage with families, I have a great amount of empathy for families having experienced issues that arise when taking care of a loved one who is aging especially one diagnosed with alzheihmers.
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I have wide variety of experience in working with different population, for past 6 years I have worked with population with mental and physical disabilitiess. Througout my career I have aquired knowled about dealing people.If you hire me I can assure my best services to the company by providing best care for the residents in all ways.My recreation therapy education wil help me to recreate people in the way they want it.
Question 18 of 30
What types of activities would you use with a child recovering from a broken arm?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I know that you have a well established program here with adaptive sports, and I am eager to learn about all that you offer to your patients and the community! Recreation and leisure interests are ever evolving, and I would love to find a passion that a patient has and be able to make that into a reality for them - despite what barriers we may face.
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Varieties of activities, one on one visit, good listner, entertainment , outings and so on.
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I would use sports activities, arts and crafts, group board games and theater activities.
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Person centered, music, small engaged groups according to one's interest. I would bring the outside in if the resident is unable to go out. I would work with family to help create an atmosphere which is comfortable for that individual.
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Since your organization works with a variety of populations and offers many interventions. All the interventions your organization provides will all be beneficial to children and adults.
Question 19 of 30
Where do you see the future of therapeutic recreation?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I see it becoming a masters program in the near future so that it can be a billable service in schools and other organizations.
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I see its growing it be comes part of our life socially physically spiritually mentally and psychological.
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I will be in a higher level which seniors can have fun.
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I see Therapeutic Recreation continuously growing and being in higher demand in the near future.
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Opening opportunities for baby boomers and promoting new technology too help and promote keeping them in touch with the outside world. Create more intergenerational programs. As the baby boomers are coming of age so are their children and with that said there is a great opportunity and need to support and open doors for communicating with families in ways which were not available before.
Question 20 of 30
What social activities have you created to help a patients social skills?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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When planning the program for Camp Paivika, social skills were a huge dynamic to every activity. Whether it was a sports activity that required campers to interact with one another as they asked for the ball during a game, or a fine arts activity that created a safe space for campers to express themselves on stage. I have also created social activities that are strictly for the purpose of building social skills - activities such as arts and crafts, that create space for participants to talk with one another naturally or by putting questions on the tables to draw them out of their comfort zones to find commonalities between one another that they may have otherwise overlooked.
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Social treats with food and drink, social outings, team activities, group activities.
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Taught and initiated intergenerational program where I went into class room and taught children about aging and then brought them into environment to engaged in organized actives with residents. Music Within, MOMA Art, sensory lunch groups.
Question 21 of 30
What is the greatest challenge you have faced so far? How did you overcome it?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I struggled with a camper at Camp Paivika who struggled socially and cognitively but was physically fine. I realized that I had too high of expectations of her and had to change my stand point and my frame of mind so that my heart didn't harden towards her and so that I could best serve here by meeting her where she was at - rather than where I wanted her to be.
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I try different adaptations to overcome that when I struggle to help aggressive patients.
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Discussed with another staff member, brainstormed with family, thought outside the box.
Question 22 of 30
Do you have a bachelor's degree? Tell me about your education.
Question 23 of 30
While attending post-secondary studies, what was your best course? Least favorite course?
Question 24 of 30
Tell me about a time you tailored an activity for a patient.
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Unique activity: Singo - presented before a group with limited vision so they weren't able to see or read the words on the board; the staff would then read off the words from one box, and a camper wanting to complete the task read off would go on stage to perform. When he/she was done, the counselor would write that camper's name in the box and the other campers would cross that box off. Unique adaptation: rock wall at SpringHill - maneuvering harnesses and ropes to allow campers with limited mobility in their lower limbs to still be able to have the experience of climbing the wall.
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Patient with depression and does not want to come out for social engagement. I will create one on one programs like card play, sensory kit, puzzles, word games and so on.
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A wandering resident became my "volunteer" and left unit to squire supplies for programs. Pen pal program for higher functioning residents, meet once a Month for lunch with their pen pal. Family monthly "Funtime" to provide opportunity for families And resident to share meaningful and fun quality time.
Question 25 of 30
What are your career goals?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I want to surround myself by people who are both farther along and just introduced to this profession; to be in a position where I am constantly learning and growing and also able to mentor and lead those who might have the passion but not the experience or skills to be as effective as they could be. Ideally, I would love to lead and train special needs counselors or staff so that they can feel equipped and prepared to serve and love on their campers or clients.
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To achive a good position in a reputed organisation, and to give my best whenever I work.
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I plan to become certified in TR and obtain a concentration in Behavioral Health.
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Continue in my field, in-services, reading,
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My career goals are to gain more professional experience to rewarded me to be a well rounded recreation professional.
Question 26 of 30
Do you have any experience with addiction? Explain.
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes. Most of what I do in ARCH feels like constant behavior modifications. It usually fluctuates between me needing to modify an activity so that is best suits the behaviors of the group, or if could be that I need to pull a student aside individually to discuss their behavior and what changes we can make on a more individual level to be as successful as possible with the group in the activity. In Chairo too I have learned how to ask questions, or phrase options in a way that gives our kids freedom and choice, but still provides boundaries and guidelines so that necessary things are completed.
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Yes I experienced I noticied I got more patience than before.
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I have class experience in demonstrating my understanding.
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Yes, observe, introduce other forms of sudden distractions, take a resident to a different location. Music, hand holding if appropriate, valudate.
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Yes. In my last fieldwork clients were not awarded active day bucks if they acted up or did not participate properly but were awarded active day bucks for positive behavior.
Question 27 of 30
How would you motivate patients who were not participating?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Usually someone doesn't participate for a reason. If possible, I find it most effective to uncover that reason (which can often be fear of some sort) but patients are always forthcoming with that information. In which case, I would throw out different possibilities for participation or see what role the patient requests to play in the activity.
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I will tell them to come and watch not to play . Then I can tell them that I can take back to your room when ever you tell.
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I would offer then several options on why they should participate and sometimes remind them of fun activities that they will get to do after.
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Person center one to one, provide music they enjoy as well as other individual likes such as sorting. Folding close, puzzles, pencil art coloring, movies they may enjoy, reading to them or providing reading matterials.
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I would motivate them by informing the benefits they can receive for participating and how fun it will be. I will also be very supportive and make sure their needs are met to participate.
Question 28 of 30
How do you handle stressful situations?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I the moment, I tend to power through them. It isn't until I walk away from the situation that I really feel the weight of the stress. I am a verbal processor, so I have people who I will call or reach out to who know me and my heart. There are other times though, when I need to pull away by myself and it is usually in those moments that I will go for a run, or bike ride, or walk, or bake, or write.
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Like teepa snow said I take deep breath inside and relax . This helps me in many stressful situations.
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When Iím working, I take a minute to collect my thoughts. And if I donít have a free minute at the time to do that, I always think to myself that whatever situation Iím in isnít worth me being stressed over when I look at the big picture. If Iím not working, Iíve always used art to relieve my stress.
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I handle them head on if necessary, if not I can deal with stress by redirecting myself to another enjoyable activity.
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I use a quiet breathing, meditation release. Ask to have time to review a situation before commenting.
Question 29 of 30
Where would you like your career as a recreational therapist to go?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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In 5 years, I would love to be a wife and mom. I will be serving people with disabilities in some capacity, whether that be as my career or in my spare time as a volunteer. I would love to be established as a rec therapist, potentially even an occupational therapist, confident in my skills and yet always learning and growing from the people I serve.
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I am planning to take degree course in recreation and I see myself in a team leader position in 5 years.
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I see myself working as a CTRS in Florida or Georgia and working on getting my masters in Therapeutic Recreation.
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Still working with seniors but hoping to help advance awareness and opportunities for residents and staff education.
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I see myself gaining the experience I will need to further my career and having a fun rewarding job I can make an impact on individuals to improve their quality of life.
Question 30 of 30
Have you obtained your Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) designation?
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