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Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Interview Questions

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

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List of 35 Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  3. 3.

    Do you have reliable transportation?

  4. 4.

    What makes you uncomfortable?

  5. 5.

    What do you like most about a teaching career?

  6. 6.

    Why do you want to work for our organization?

  7. 7.

    Why did you leave your last position?

  8. 8.

    How did you hear about this position?

  9. 9.

    Who is your mentor?

  10. 10.

    Tell me how you assess a patient's needs before developing a treatment plan.

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    Tell me about your assessment skills. What assessment tools are you familiar with?

  12. 12.

    What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist?

  13. 13.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

  14. 14.

    What types of experiences do you have working with special populations?

  15. 15.

    Why did you choose a career as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist?

  16. 16.

    What was your biggest disappointment as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist?

  17. 17.

    Tell me about a time you made a mistake.

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    What excites you the most about a career as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist?

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    Describe the most creative work-related project you completed.

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    Where do you see yourself in five years?

  21. 21.

    What are you passionate about?

  22. 22.

    How would you define excellent patient care?

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    Tell me about your education. How has it prepared you for a career as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist?

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    What are the elements involved in establishing a therapeutic relationship?

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    If hired, would you be available to work an occasional weekend, if needed?

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    What is your favorite activity to do in recreation therapy?

  27. 27.

    Tell me what you know about our organization.

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    If hired, would you be available to travel if needed?

  29. 29.

    Tell me about yourself.

  30. 30.

    How do you like to stay in shape?

  31. 31.

    How well do you handle stress?

  32. 32.

    What three words would your former employer use to describe you?

  33. 33.

    How are your documentation skills?

  34. 34.

    If you could choose between using animals, aquatics, or drama in your recreation therapy, which would you choose and why?

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    Do you have any questions for me?