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Recreational Therapist was asked...December 13, 2016

Are you comfortable in a swimming pool?

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Yes, very comfortable.



Utah State Hospital

What education, certifications, licenses, and experience qualify you for the position?

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I spoke of my education, my previous work experience, and my current CTRS and TRS certfication and licensure. Less


What would a group therapy session look like under my care?

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I said that it was hard to determine how it would look, unless I knew exactly what medical diagnoses I had under my care. Once I was able to determine that I could set up an appropriate course of action. I didn't want to give a "carbon" copy answer, because at this point in the interview, I didn't know what illnesses the patients had, yet, and it wouldn't have been fair to shoehorn them into some therapy that wouldn't do them any good. Less

Utah State Hospital

Can you tell me about a time you disagreed with a coworker and how you handled it.

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Gave an example of what my approach would look like.

Community Health & Wellness Center

If I had a client with autism and did not want to participate in an activity, how would you react?

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First, I don't react. I respond. Then I need to understand their preferences and their interests to ask/invite them to the program that they need and want to join. Understanding your clients is the first factor required before implementing any program. Finally, if they don't want to participate, I would do my best to motivate them, and tell them about the benefits of joining the program. Maybe asked colleagues to help me inspire and encourage them to join. As the result, after doing my best but their function is not good or still decline then we need to come back another time and respect their decision. Less

Utah State Hospital

This job will sometimes require working some Saturdays and some evenings, are you comfortable with that?

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US Department of Veterans Affairs

What is your group facilitating experience?

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I have experience in group facilitating through hosting exercise groups at my church. These groups consisted for 8-15 women. During this time we worked on upper body strength, fine motor skills, & other therapeutic exercises. The purpose of this group was to reduce isolation amongst older adults, improve mood, improve physical well-being, and overall quality of life. Less

Utah State Hospital

What types of RT groups have you run and are you comfortable with the RT groups including: (a long list of RT group types). Also, asked if you were comfortable if you had to get a Ropes Course, Canoe/Kayak, and Lifegaurd training and licensure during this position.

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Mentioned my RT group type experience, and that I was comfortable with aquiring all of those licesures in this position. Less

North East Independent School District

Tell me about yourself and why you want this position.

SUN Behavioral Health

What do you look for in a job? What makes a positive job atmosphere?

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