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St. Joseph Institute
Addiction COunselor was asked...June 24, 2013

Standard interview questions were asked. Negative information was shared regarding the counselor that I was replacing.

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I had the same experience when I interviewed. Negative information regarding the counselor I was replacing too. Less

I see you wrote about negotiation. I am considering applying for a counselor position at St Joseph Institute. What was the starting salary offered for a beginning counselor? Less

What do you know about Aquila?

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Make sure you read up on the company before interviewing - this goes for any interview. Being prepared shows them that you care about the organization you applied to. Less

What did you do in a situation where you encountered a particularly difficult and resistant client?

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I told a story about an incredibly difficult client I had in my previous work, and that it resulted in great rapport being built between us both as well as a learning experience for me; everyone just needs to be heard. Less

Addiction Treatment Systems

Experiences in the field

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Been in the field for more than 5 years

St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester

Out of many questions they asked "how do you handle stressful situations ?"

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I said I have three guidelines 1- I ask for help 2- if I was confused find out where I went wrong 3- take some time for me and unwind Less

Abraxas Youth & Family Services

Why I want to work with addicts and adolescents who have addictive problems in particular.

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That my family has been impacted by addiction and I used to be bullied as a child and want to help boys and girls get beyond bullying to a healthier lifestyle. Less

American Addiction Centers

I was asked specifically about my education, coming out of a seminary that taught dual psychological and theological approach to counseling I was asked if I understood that I was not to proselytize the clients.

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I replied that I understood my professional boundaries and that it was not my job to convert a client to a particular set of beliefs Less

Arapahoe House

What are you passionate about.

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Letting people know that PAWS end at some point.

Four Oaks of Iowa

What is your previous experience

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I told them my education and that I have not started working yet

Are you drug free? Due to my relationship with the employer, my set of skills (pertaining to this position) had been proven time and time again. My set of skills were ideal for this position so there was not much of an interview that would have been necessary.

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Always have been always will be. I admit I have not abstinence from all that substances and alcohol although I have not been debilitated with a need to use these substances. I do feel that my experience has made me a much more suitable fit for therapists and any career in this field and allows me to relate to the client, Although my condition is not as debilitating as the patients it allows me to connect with them on a much more intimate level than other employees. Less

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