Youth Worker Interview Questions

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Tell me about a time when you had to make a difficult decision.

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List of 30 Youth Worker Interview Questions & Answers

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    Tell me about a time when you had to make a difficult decision.

  2. 2.

    Do you work better on a team, or do you prefer to work on your own?

  3. 3.

    Take me through your experience working with high-risk youth. Do you feel well-equipped to do this job safely?

  4. 4.

    What are your greatest strengths? How will these strengths help you succeed as a Youth Worker?

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

    How do you handle conflict between others? Do you have any training in de-escalation?

  7. 7.

    Tell me about your leadership experience and how it has prepared you to guide at-risk youth.

  8. 8.

    What ideas do you have to improve our youth programs?

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    As a Youth Worker, what qualities are important for you to have in a supervisor?

  10. 10.

    What age-appropriate activities have you led in the past?

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    How do you respond when you notice signs of drug abuse or other destructive behavior?

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    Who has had the most significant influence on you? What makes this person so influential?

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    Do you have experience or formal training in leading and mentoring at-risk youth?

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    How would you respond if a child became physically aggressive with you?

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    Tell me about a time when you influenced the outcome of a critical situation by taking the lead.

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    What would you do to de-escalate a situation that is getting out of control? Give me an example of a time when you successfully did so.

  17. 17.

    How do you respond in a crisis? Do you have crisis-management training?

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    How do you respond to stress? What are your stress-management techniques?

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    If hired, how would you begin to assess the needs of the youth in our program?

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    What do you know about our organization and its mission?

  21. 21.

    How do you envision your career growth over the next 5 years?

  22. 22.

    Tell me about your experience being a mentor. What approach has worked well? What would you improve?

  23. 23.

    Youth Workers often face emotionally challenging situations. How do you manage your emotions on the job?

  24. 24.

    If hired, how do you intend to make a difference with the at-risk youth in your trust and care?

  25. 25.

    How do you respond to negative feedback from others?

  26. 26.

    How do you manage to create relationships with boundaries?

  27. 27.

    We conduct thorough background checks. Can you pass a criminal, education, drug check, and a physical?

  28. 28.

    How would you deal with a youth who did not want to be helped or motivated?

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    How do you grow healthy communication and social skills?

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    Tell me about your volunteer experience.