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YAI National Institute Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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Average Difficulty
22 candidate interviews
Relevance Date Difficulty

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Direct Service Professional Interview

Direct Service Professional

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at YAI National Institute.

Interview Details – I sent in my resume to the YAI website and was contacted with a date and time for an interview a day later. The group interview was originally about 12 people but they separated us into a smaller group. My group had 4 people being interviewed and 3 interviewers. After the group interview, I was called out of the room and told I got the job. I know this is not typical and people usually sit through an extra round of interviews but my case was special because the interviewer said I stood out.

Interview Question – They asked what we would do if someone refused to take medication. They also asked what we knew about the company- how many people the company serves, what states the company is located in.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Service Coordinator Interview

Service Coordinator

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at YAI National Institute.

Interview Details – The process included a three step interviews, 1. Group Interview 2. HR 3. Individual interview with program supervisors ( writing sample and role playing. ) Hiring took some time for background check/ results (finger printing) to come back.

Interview Question – no question was unexpected   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Pay was low but and advancement in career goals years ago ( as a new graduate).


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Respite/Afterschool Counselor Interview

Respite/Afterschool Counselor

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at YAI National Institute.

Interview Details – I had my interview in a classroom my interviewer asked me very wise question that actually made me think hard about the answer. I was asked about how comfortable I was with people with disabilities.

Interview Question – How comfortable I was with possible having to wash someone?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Applications Analyst Interview

Applications Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at YAI National Institute in November 2010.

Interview Details – The process was forthright and straight to the point. I meet with an HR rep followed by the department manager. I was then called in for a final interview with the CIO.

Interview Question – I did not find any of the questions difficult or unexpected as I had quite a bit of experience with the job duties.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – A great offer was made so there was not a need for further negotiations.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Residential Counselor Interview

Residential Counselor
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at YAI National Institute in March 2013.

Interview Details – the interview was group at first and then one on one. it had some tricky questions

Interview Question – what would you do if someone didn't take their medication?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Weekend Counselor Interview

Weekend Counselor

I applied online and interviewed at YAI National Institute.

Interview Details – Group Interview. Took about 2 hours.
One on One interview took about 15 minutes.

Interview Question – What I someone refuses to take medicine?   View Answer


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Residential Counselor Interview

Residential Counselor

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at YAI National Institute in June 2013.

Interview Details – Group interview then one on one short interview.

Interview Question – what would you do if the resident refuse to take medication?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Direct Service Provider Interview

Direct Service Provider
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at YAI National Institute.

Interview Details – Group Interview

Interview Question – Why do you want to work here?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Very detailed


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Direct Service Provider Interview

Direct Service Provider
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at YAI National Institute in February 2009.

Interview Details – D )The interview process was long. Most people including myself speak or meet with three to four people before they notify you of the job offer. The first interview I went on was a group interview where we went around the table and kind of had more like an open forum to answer questions about ourselves and what we would do in different scenarios. Once this is done I remember filling out a questionnaire and then speaking with the woman who was interviewing us one on one. She said the next step would be to meet the supervisor for the team I'd be working for (Day Hab). This interview was one on one and more formal. He asked about my previous skills and experience working with MR clients, my schooling, previous work history etc. A difficult situation I've encountered at work and hew I've handled it. Also where I saw myself in 5 years, which I hate. Then after him I met with the Director of the Day Hab Program and again it was formal and he asked what if questions and how would I handle certain situations involving MR clients....abuse, neglect, fraud, etc.

Interview Question – It was a HIPPA question regarding Developmentally Disabled adults however I don't remember the specifics.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None really. All new employees got the same pay around 27K


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Community Training Specialist Interview

Community Training Specialist
Bayside, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at YAI National Institute in June 2012.

Interview Details – Nice-people but flakey, drawn-out and inconsiderate hiring process.
Group interview- was ok but really a waste of time as hiring is site specific, and your there to be weeded out with trick questions.
1st interview was great the AD was very nice.STAR questions, DD respect questions
Tour - was ok, but i found that CTS w/ me was basically treating the DD Adults like dumb children. So i didn't get the whole "respect for the DD/MR" mantra YAI has when there is no reality to it
IDK IF THEYRE BURNT OUT, but most the CTSs there didnt seem to have compassion for the DD population at all.but felt seem like babysitters rather trainers
2nd was ok-more trick questions, more STAR questions . tour get evaluated
3rd- HIPPA trick questions, background questions, director came off as cold and unapproachable. felt uneasy the entire interview. felt like i was crossed-out before i spoke and she just interviewed me as a formality.

Interview Question – They basically want to know that you considered the DD persons human being with rights.   Answer Question

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