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Social Work Interview Questions

1. As a social worker you need to show that you are in control and able to lead. Describe your leadership abilities.
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Social work is a professional and academic discipline committed to the pursuit of social welfare and social change. The field works towards research and practice to improve the quality of life and to the development of the potential of each individual, group and community of a society. They may work in research, practice or higher education. Research is often focused on areas such as social policy, public administration, program evaluation and international and community development.
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Social Work Interview Questions

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What are your experiences with this target population that you will be working with?

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My experiences with the target population is that,some do not follow doctors prescription. Some tend to have a negative attitude towards the social worker. Again,language barrier may also be a problem.
 
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I have experience working with population sustaining acquired brain injury either trumatic or nontraumatic. working with these people I found it is a sudden loss in their life, need to aspect in many aspects of their lives, which can cause frustration anger, grief, depression. As a social worker my job was to prpvide education, counselling and resource counselling to help them regaining control over their lives and to help them going back to community as a full citizen. Thus my treatment plans also included liaising with team members, clients and families and community agency. I believe my clinical experience is transferable to this demographic as well.
 
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I have experience working with disable individuals, the mentally challenged as well as diverse population in reference to their needs.
 
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I was born on the reservation and I have worked with a diverse population which I have not a problem with at all. I have experience working in these targeted areas. I have worked with many families helping with barriers.
 
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The experience that I have consists of informal counseling, interpersonal skills and patience.
 
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In my senior year at San Diego state, I interned at a mid city school. Although it was only for a few months I was able to work with kids that new about gangs, alcohol and drug abuse, animal abuse just because if the area that they lived in. My part as an intern was to help the group plan out ways to make their community or classmates more aware of these problems and find solutions.
 
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I have worked with this target population for several years and look forward to continue to provide help as a social worker.
 
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My career experiences have given me the opportunity to work with diverse individuals from a variety of backgrounds to conduct assessments, utilize community resources and refer, collaborate with professionals and treatment teams in order to develop treatment plans, and support and provide counseling services to those in need.
 
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I have many years of experience working the target population and enjoyed working with them.
 
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I have worked with a very diverse background of people -starting through my college days = to everyday in my daily life. I thrive on and aunderstand the importance of objectiveness.
 

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#3 of 45

After reviewing our job description, what do you feel makes you most qualified for this position with us?

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What qualifies me for the position is my education and over ten plus years in this field, continued training and research.
 
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I earned my BSW from the Warner University.
 
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I have experience with dss and family preservation.
 
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I have worked with the service user group for sevaral year and my knowledge of social work qualifiacations.
 
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I have monitored and notated learning behaviors of a small group of children (ages 5 to 6) and found ways to help them work past their comfort level.
 
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I have did case management with people who were homeless and women of domestic violence.
 
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Tell me about a time you were in a disagreement over a treatment plan.
 
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Though I have never had employment in Social work I have completed several internships in the field. I have interned in a variety of different areas including a nursing facility, big brother big sister, home health and hospice and job and family services childrens services. I have learned how to work with clients and their families how to provide them with community resources so that they are able to function more effecitenly on their own.
 
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I have one year in the field experience and a BA in Psychology.
 

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#4 of 45

Social work is stressful and difficult at times. How do you handle the pressure?

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I can handle stress and pressure, however most important thing to remember is make sure the families needs are met and child is safe.
 
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Yes. It helps me to stay motivated and productive rather than feeling stressed.
 
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Yes. It pushes me to make sure that nothing is overlooked and that I go above and beyond of what is expected of me.
 
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Yes, I can work under pressure when necessary.
 
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In regards to my past experience in working as a manager I had always worked under pressure with deadlines to meet, meetings to attend, documentation to be completed, along with going into work everyday not knowing what to expect, I had to work/think fast under pressure.
 
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I have no problem working under pressure. For example, in my previous job, there was a deadline for all documentation to be filed in the agency's database and I always met that deadline with any issue.
 
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When under pressure I become very task focussed, I am able to prioitse my work and ensure the most urgent task is completed.
 
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Yes, I am a dependable and self-motivated worker. I have the ability to respond with calmness and achieve goals by prioritizing work, setting goals, and managing case loads.
 
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I can work well under pressure and the ability to think of my feet.
 
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Yes, I work my best under pressure.
 

Education Requirements

Although most social workers need a bachelorís degree in social work, clinical social workers must have a masterís degree and two years of post-master experience in a supervised clinical setting. Clinical social workers must also be licensed in the state in which they practice.

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#5 of 45

Tell me about a time you were in a disagreement over a treatment plan. How did you resolve the issue?

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I can not remember a time I was in disagreement however what I can state is during treatment team the psychologist would give additional information or suggestions towards a treatment [plan to better work with the resident.
 
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I cannot say because we never discuss treatment plan.
 
3.
Recently I had a client who I wanted to refer to work with our housing specialist. The housing specialist felt that the client would be better served if her case management plan worked on improving her budget instead of focusing on housing. I took to heart the suggestions she recommended and implemented them. I still however felt the client could benefit from housing assistance since her income gravely declined and her housing was unstable. I spoke to my supervisor and advocated for the referral. It was approved and I referred the client to my colleague and explained in detail why she would benefit from housing case management. Since then, the housing specialist and I have worked together to discuss how this client could be better served utilizing funding and housing search assistance.
 
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When a service user was reacting and having side effects.
 
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When staff members weren't following what was outlined.
 
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I have never been in this situation before.
 

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#6 of 45

What is your ideal schedule?

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I am flexible to the need of the facility.
 
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I am flexible to hours and needs of oorganization.
 
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I am flexible in my schedule. I can adjust my hours according to the comapnys need for me.
 
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I am very flexible in meeting the needs of the agency.
 
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I have an open availability to coincide with agency hours.
 
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I am pretty flexible and any scedural will work for me.
 
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Monday through Friday 8-5 however understandable I will be on call, working late hours, and overtime.
 
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I believe the schedule is 8am to 4:30pm. That will be a schedule that is good fit for me.
 
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I would love to work mornings.
 
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I am flexible with my schedule and am comfortable working some evenings and weekends when the occasion arises.
 

Work Environment

Although most social workers work in an office, they may spend time visiting clients. School social workers may be assigned to multiple schools and travel around the school district to see students. Understaffing and large caseloads may cause the work to be stressful.

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#7 of 45

How does the work in this organization fit your professional mission?

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This organization will allow me to professionally help others as well as grow intellectually to serve my community.
 
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Helping others, finding out their needs and doing my best job is what I will strive for as a social worker.
 
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Social work is a dynamic filed , where sitiuation has no limite and any specific condition because every individual is unique and diffrent formeach-other so evry social worker should be learn the varity of experiance which are related to the humen behaviour , psychology and reaction towards any action. It will help to become world class proffestion . And it can be only possible when you can work with differnt proffestion setting and community .
 
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I work well with others and I continue to grow in my education in Social Work.
 
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I have a double bachelors degree and 15+ years of experience working with families in need.
 
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The work in this organization fits my professional mission due to me being in the field for nearly ten years, the skills and experience acquired I can better assist the families I will be working with.
 
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I love people and children and I feel this is the best way to help keep children safe and protected.
 
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Both the work in this organization and my professional mission is to ensure that this target population has the support and resources to overcome this time of crisis.
 
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With the education I have obtained in the past 5 years as a Sociology major, including course work in child welfare.
 
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To helps kids have a better quality of life.
 

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#8 of 45

What are your professional qualifications?

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Masters in social work.
 
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I have finished my masters of Social workersrecently.
 
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Masters in human services.
 
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I have a masters in human services and enjoying working with diverse populations.
 
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I have a double bachelors degree in Human Services and Voc-Rehab. Services.
 
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I have a Bachelors degree, I have six years as a supervisor in a detention setting. I have ten plus years in informal counseling. I have work with at risk youth, homeless individuals and residential group homes for mentally challenged youth.
 
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In May, I will have my degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice.
 
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I have a bachelors in criminal justice with a minor is sociology. I have worked with kids in a mid city area, and many kids thought my schooling.
 
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I earned a BA in Social Work from NEIU and a MSW from Dominican University at which time I worked as a intern in a hospital setting and in a mental health clinic for 2 years.
 
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I possess my bachelor in Art degree in Psychology, with over seven years of experience working in a diverse setting with individuals, who come from different cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and even educational backgrounds. Additionally, I am CPR and First aid certified, and have been able to successfully pass a CORI, and SORI check.
 

Social Work Pros

1. Because it a great opportunity to sever the people in the community I live in plus learn about a whole new setting in social work September 7th, 2012

2. I would like this job because it is a position in which I can help the members of my community. I want a job where I will be able to lay my head down at night and know that I am helping others and making a difference, and I believe this job will allow me that. February 23rd, 2015

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#9 of 45

How has your education/work experience prepared you for this position?

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I have a bachelors degree in Human Services with a major in child welfare. I have been a case manager for seven years as well as well two years in preventive services working with substance abusers.
 
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I understand what it takes to get the job done. I know you have to have a rapport with clients, and then work with them to develop a case plan where they are accountable for obtaining services to reach their goals. I have had several cases of success and challenges, and I think that the experience has helped me prepare for this role.
 
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Learning to buiild a rapport wwhich is very important when working with the diverse population.
 
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I got the specefic knowledge I needed to be able to do this line of work.
 
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I was in retail all through college and have dealt with customers, this should give me an edge in dealing with clients as a social worker.
 
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My education and experience will allow me to help clients in providing the best services available for them.
 
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My education has provided me with the foundation and concepts of social work while my work experience has solidified the concepts. In addition, my experiences have provided me valuable insight in human behavior and about unexpected circumstances.
 
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When I experience to type setting which one was with behavioral and other working with abuse.
 
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I have learned my professional values and have vast experience of of the position.
 
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My education has prepared me for this position by acknowledging and understanding the different types of mental illnesses and disabilities. My practicum has allowed me to have to the opportunity get the hands on experience that my regular classes could not give.
 

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#10 of 45

What action steps would you take to remove children from an unsafe home environment?

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I would feel obligated to provide a service for the child. Perhaps an intervention in the family could lead to a healthlier family situation and healthier family relations.
 
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If I was asked to rescue a child from abuse, it would be my obligation to do so as well as try to provide services for the family to become more productive with correct interventions.
 
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If it is something that I had to do to maintain the safety of a child then I would have to do it.
 
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It would be uncomfortable for me as I know how children are attached to their family however dysfunctional it may be. However, the safety of the child is the primary concern and not my feelings thus I will act accordingly.
 
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I would take the proceed I need to taketo remove that child.
 
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I would feel obligated to protect the child and provide resources to help the child overcome trauma they've experienced. I would also be obligated to provide services to the family to stabilize the circumstances.
 
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I feel that I have done what is best and right for the child.
 
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It's part of my job and I want have a problem with doing so.
 
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I would feel very excited from knowing that I can remove a child from a dangerous situation but at the same time I would feel nervous and possibly afraid because I would not know what kind of environment I would be walking into.
 

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#11 of 45

Are you able to work well with a team?

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How does the work in this organization fit your professional mission or experience?
 
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I am open-minded and very approachable I believe that everyone has something to offer and eachone can learn from eachones experiences. therefore, I belive in team work where conflict can arise but viewing it as positive thing and an opportunity can help in lerning most within a collaborative wok environment.
 
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Why are you interested in this agency?
 
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i work very well with others. it make the job better and you can learn from the person that your working with and they can learn from you to
 
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How do you work with others?
 
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Very efficiently - working as a team to benefit the students is imperative.
 
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I enjoy working with others as a team in order to provide the best care for consumers.
 
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I work well with others > I believe I have great interpersonal skills.
 
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I enjoy working with people of all ages and gender and get along very well.
 
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I work well with others. I am approachable and reliable and go out of my way to support the agency's mission and my colleagues.
 

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#12 of 45

What do you hope to accomplish at this agency?

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I hope to be a valuable team player and be an effective social worker that bring results for the agency.
 
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I hope to work extremely hard by being panctual, honesty, considerate and work with team members amicably.i will ensure that my work is done to the highest standards as well as guiding my practice with policies, legislations, social work theories and methods.
 
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To broaden my strengths and move up the ladder and maybe become a supervisor.
 
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I hope to be part of the agency is providing services to consumers and grow in this field.
 
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I hope to learn all there is within this position. I would like to remain a part of the agency ad eventually move up within the organization, stay within management and eventually work in policy and procedures.
 
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I hope to accomplish to help one child to hav e a better life.
 
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Learn as much as the agency's values and mission of statement.
 

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#13 of 45

What have been your most difficult type of client thus far?

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I have worked with all populations. I have challenged with the developmentally disabled due to them needing more attention medically and physically than others.
 
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Sometimes I may struggle working with children as they are not able to express themselves clearly. Knowing this of myself, I make it a point to take time to understand them better.
 
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Really I think would have any problem.
 
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I can work with any clients but can struggle a bit with young people.
 

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#14 of 45

How do you plan out your day to ensure that all priorities are met?

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i priority the hardest task first on my agenda
 
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I plan through having an outline planner of responsibilities and prioritize them according to their importance and needs.
 
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I am very organized. I use calendars planning a day or two ahead for meetings and deadlines that need to be met.
 
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It depends on the case or personal. At work, I check my daily schedule to see what needs to be done first, etc. Once I meet with a client, I would first get all required agency forms that need to be filled, signed by the client and explain what assistance I can provide, etc.
 
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Writing abc plan so I can have mor than one solution.
 
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I plan by doing assessments review and plan.
 

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#15 of 45

What are your career goals? For the next 5 years? The next 10 years?

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I career goals are to learn and grow in this facility. Therefore, I hope to be able to move up in the next 5 to 10 years with the training and skills I acquired.
 
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My career goals are to become more expereinced in this position so I can climb the ladder to something more exciting.
 
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I would like to be a social worker for this department until I retire. This is why I went to college for my bachelors degree, to become a social worker, and this opportunity would be outstanding for me.
 
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My career goals for the next five years is to grow within my new position. In ten years I would like to move up in upper management and work within administration devising policy and procedures for Professional Standards.
 
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I plan to work as long as I can. I do plan to improve on my skills set and become the most effective social worker I can be within the next 5 years. In 10 years, I plan to continue to work with higher level of responsibilities.
 
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I going back to college to get my phd in social work.
 
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To make things happen and change people's live and develop my professional through training and courses.
 
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My career goals for the next 5 years is to become a mental health counselor in either a school setting or rehabilitation center.
 

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#16 of 45

Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume?

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It terms of education I graduated my Bachelors degree in Social work in Philippines,I enjoy working with different group of people in assisting them in thier Social issues, livelihood program, facilitating the community about resources and services available that might suit thier needs like for example taking birth control pills for family that cannnot afford to raise chhildren,educating them about the problem in the community,
 
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I am an active listener, quicky thinker, passionate and easily engageable. I tend to procastinate on writing reports but have learned the quicker I tackle the rpeorts and more than one at a time the more time i gain at the end.
 
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I have good communication skills and I am a very organizes person.
 
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I have been in social work for the last 16 years. I started as a caseworker at CPUs and my recent experience has been in school social work for last ten years. The reason i particularly enjoy social work is for the opportunity to help make a difference in a child's life.
 
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Since i was a child, i always wanted to help others. i enjoyed cooking, feeding and washing my nan.wen i started teaching, i formed a club to donate food and money for the opharns. when i relocated, i worked with disabled indviduals as a personal carer and support worker. i have a passion of helping vulnerable people. these roles together with my studies developed and strengthened my skills and social work knowledge.
 
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I am a hard worker, great listeners, and effective communicator who enjoys helping others and have experience in working with diverse populations.
 
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I am a professional with mental health background. My goal is to obtain my Masters degree in Organizational Management or Social Work. I am career focused and passionate about my career.
 
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I am reliable punctual organized and hard worker and easy get along with others.
 
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I am motivated, confident, good listener, and can work well with others, ephathetic and I can learn quickly.
 

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#17 of 45

How do you define success in your work and personal life?

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I define success as seeing positive outcomes arising for situations which may or maynot be favorable.
 
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Building good relationships with service users, achieving the best outcomes for children. Getting on with my team and being motivated,
 
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I am mayank pawar & i had done my engg. from IIT pawai in computer science & engg. stream. I am basically from guwahati & my hobbies are listening music.There are total 6 members in my family incluiding me.My father is bussinessman.My strength is my positive atitude along with dedication,calliber.My weak point is that I am irritate when I see mismanagement.
 
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I define success as growing professionally within my career as well as being able to obtaining the degrees needed.
 
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When I help someone to be sucessful.
 
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When able to reach a positive outcome.
 

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#18 of 45

Why do you want this job? Why do you want to work for this organization?

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I want this job in order to better serve my community as well as working with an organization who care about homeless, abused, disabled, and misplaced workers.
 
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I want this job because my focus is to work with the families opposed to just individuals. I want to help families become independent. want to work with this organization because I have been here for four years and very positive setting.
 
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I can bring some experience what I have learn in my internship.
 
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Your values and mission of statement matches my own.
 

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#19 of 45

What have been your most desirable clients in your social work career so far?

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I enjoy working with all types of clients as I feel each client brings something different to the table. However, if I had to choose I would say I enjoy working with adults and children who may have a physical or intellectual disability. This is one reason that I believe I am a good fit for this job.
 
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I enjoyed working with adult and children with disability.
 
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The client I like working physical and mental abuse.
 
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The client I like working physical and mental abuse.
 
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I enjoy working with children, teenagers and the elderly populations.
 

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#20 of 45

What was the most memorable case you have worked on, where you felt your influence was very effective?

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The most memorable case had been my treatment resident who was very angry and disrespectful. I felt I was most effective with him because he made visible progress and was able to communicate with his family how he was feeling and he thanked me for it.
 
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When I worked with someone who did not trust human beings and when I worked with the person he was able to trust people and not ancious on meeting or mixing with people.
 

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#21 of 45

Why are you interested in this agency?

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I am interested in the agency for the resources and services provide to clients who need assistance.
 
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Why are you interested in this agency?
 
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The agency has a proven track record servicing the homeless population and, continues to meet the needs of te community.
 
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Because I enjoy helping others and I feel I would be a great candidate.
 
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This agency provides services to the community and helps those at risk stay in their homes safely. My grandfather was at risk when he was still alive and actually benefited from these services. I would like to continue to help others in the a he was.
 
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I work for the agency, I want to continue to grow within the agency because it helps families and it has models in place to better the lives of individuals.
 
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To be able help organization some of the problem they are having in the program.
 
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Their values and mission of statement and service user group.
 

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#22 of 45

Do you feel comfortable working with adoptions?

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I have never worked with adoptions directly through an agency how I did go through the process with my mother who is a foster parent. So I would say I am quite comfortable.
 
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Yes I feel comfortable working with adoptions.
 

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#23 of 45

What kind of supervision do you expect?

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Periodic supervision from my superior. I will respect their criticism and decisions, as it will only help me become a better social worker.
 
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I expect the supervision to be open and fair based upon policies and procdures of facility.
 
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I expect close supervision due to this is a new position and it is a little different than my present position. I would like to know what my supervisors expectations of me will be.
 
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Informal and very relaxing and oftenly.
 

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#24 of 45

What do you hope to accomplish in your career as a social worker?

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I hope to accomplish helping families become self sufficient and giving them needed resources.
 
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I want to help in the development of young personalities. Young children are faced with such adversities now. I want to help children find the right direction and pursue life in positive ways that will help in their development to adulthood.
 
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To get all I can achieved.
 
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Change peoples life and achieve positive goal for service users.
 

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#25 of 45

How do you document and track the large amounts of information that you receive in a day?

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If someone is telling me something, I pull out a notepad and make notes of what we are talking about. If it is something already written, I like to highlight important areas. This helps me mentally organize the information.
 
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I use sticky notes, to do list and list everything by priority.
 
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Record it and save it to access it when ever I need it.
 

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#26 of 45

Describe a social problem and the way you collect information to establish a problem solving model.

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Social exlusion and looking for activities.
 
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A social problem would be families losing their home. A way to collect information would be to reach out to closest family members about their situation, inquire if they are already or have been in the system and find temporary housing for them.
 

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#27 of 45

Are you able to work overtime, evenings or weekends as needed?

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#28 of 45

Have you done this type of work in the past?

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Only with my internships.
 
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I have worked with displaced individuals, mentally challenged, etc. My training and skills allow me to be a great candidate for this type of work.
 
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Yes I have done the type of work in the past.
 

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#29 of 45

What would you like to learn here?

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I always am willig to learn more maybe on how on handlind different sitations that I never expereinced before.
 
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I what to learn all that I can in order to be the best social worker and advocate possible for the agency.
 
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I would like to learn new skills, updated treatment, new DSM-IV reports.
 
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How this program operates.
 
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Learn more about the company mission of statement values and how they work the other agency.
 

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#30 of 45

When working with adoption cases, what do you find the most difficult and how do you manage your emotions?

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I think one of the more upsetitng aspects is seeing children be passed by - when an adoptive family can't be found for them for whatever reason. I find it particualarly sad when siblings are separated simply because people don't want to adopt the older child. Placement breakdowns are obviously extremely upseting and damaging for children - which is why it's so important to undertake thorough assessments.
 
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I feel good inside when someone tries to help a youth out or a infant.
 
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Already answered.
 
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Trasference and emphathetic.
 

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#31 of 45

When working with child abuse cases, what do you find the most difficult and how do you manage your emotions?

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I will deal with child abuse according to policy and procedures with proper training by the agency.
 
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If I were to visit a clients home and I suspected child abuse, or elder abuse, I would go back to the agency and consult with my supervisor. I would then make a report to DSS per the state law. I would not let the suspected abuse or results of an investigation interfere whit my helping the clients.
 
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I have been in this field for over ten years and I have seen many children who have been abused and it always seem like the first time. My issues is I do not like it and If I can assist in protecting another child from being abused then I will.
 
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Make show I do paper work correct.
 
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Emotional and empathetic.
 

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#32 of 45

How would you handle visiting a family and coming to the realization that they are neglecting/abusing their children?

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I would use proper assessment and interventions to deal with the family. Therefore,I would be aware of what resources are avaiable and go for there.
 
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I try not to upset them but I would look at the children leave the home contact my superiors and then the police.
 
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I would see how my instructor want handle.
 
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I will be honest and telling them the child rights and safeguarding issues.
 

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#33 of 45

What are your formal qualifications?

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My qualifications are understanding trauma inforced care, counseling and crisis intervention.
 
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I have experience with behavioral chidren.
 

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#34 of 45

Why are you interested in being a social worker for this agency?

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I am interested in this agency because my degree is in child welfare and I want to use my degree along the lines of child welfare and social work.
 
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Their values and mission of statement.
 
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Their values and mission of statement.
 

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#35 of 45

How do you formulate decisions?

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I usually discuss the matter with my friends or husband, depends on the importance of the matter. I will approach my senior or supervisor for some critical decisions.
 
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Carefully. I try not to make snap decisions. I try to get others point of views and what would be best for the situation at hand.
 
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Have a meeting the staff.
 
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Through effective information gathering and good assessments.
 

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#36 of 45

Have you ever acted as a mentor?

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Yes. I have worked with teen mothers in a residential home providing guidance and independent living skills.
 
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Yes when I was delivering diect observations.
 

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#37 of 45

How do you show an interest and compassion in what a person is saying or experiencing?

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With active listening, show that I am paying attention and that can be paraphrasing wht a person is saying without interrupting them.
 
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By telling them I understand what they are saying and emphathetic.
 

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#38 of 45

How do you communicate information to your supervisors?

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Whatever new information I receive it is communicated via email and followed up on in person.
 
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Through email phone call or face to face conversation.
 

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#39 of 45

Describe an unexpected situation you've experienced in your previous job as a social worker. How did you handle the situation?

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An unexpected stressful situation had been when I was the only supervisor on dyty monitoring a bulding of 50 youths, three departments and short staffed. How I handled it was to remain calm and communicate with the staff that was on duty pulling together to have a successful shift.
 
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I had stay with her until she remove the children.
 
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Someone crying because of being evicted and I calm the person and find an emergency accomodation.
 

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#40 of 45

What would your most recent supervisor say about you?

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I do have references. I would hope they would describe me as a professional who truly cares for the population I serve.
 
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I am a compassionate person teamplayer and hard worker.
 
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Yes motivated confidence, able to learn qick and can work well with others.
 

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#41 of 45

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

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My greatest weakness had been public speaking. However I have spoken to my supervisor about it and he has allowed me to facilitate groups learining to overcome shyness and stuttering.
 
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I am working on the situtations dealing problem of the child.
 
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Writing fast and learning to write fast to improve it.
 

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#42 of 45

In your opinion, what characterizes a good social worker?

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A good social worker is an individual who can demonstrate patience, understanding and is non judgemental.
 
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Doing my job as professional as need to do it.
 
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Social work values, motivation, confidence able to think on your feet and good team player excellent communication skills.
 

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#43 of 45

What is your communication style?

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I can work independently or as a group depending on what task are put before me. My work style is versatile to the need of the agency.
 
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My work style is diplomatic.
 
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Busy with my work and reseach if less case lords.
 

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#44 of 45

What is your greatest strength? How does it help you with your career in social work?

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My greatest strength is interpersonal skills and communication. It will help in my approach with the family.
 
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Motivation and its key to achieve positive goals.
 

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#45 of 45

Are you able to be compassionate, yet professional at the same time? Provide an example.

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I feel I am able to be the two. It is important to realize that at times you may need to tell clients something that makes them upset. I feel I would be able to tell a client any news necessary, but do so in a kind way and comfort them as necessary.
 
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Yes I am able to be compassionate and yet profession for example I work with A and was able to be compassionate and yet profession.
 
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