Social Worker Interview Questions in United States

Social Worker Interview Questions in United States

During your social worker interview process, be prepared to discuss case studies in which tough decisions needed to be made as well as what drives you to help others. Employers look for resilient individuals with strong communication skills who bring passion to the job. You'll need a bachelor's degree in social work or a related field, and in some cases a state license.

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Top Social Worker Interview Questions & How To Answer

Here are three top social worker interview questions and how to answer them:

Question #1: What made you choose social work as your career path?

How to answer: If asked this interview question, be sure to express your strong desire to help others. A go-getter attitude and enthusiastic approach are appealing to interviewers. They want to make sure you're self-motivated and dedicated.

Question #2: How do you handle high-pressure situations?

How to answer: Interviewers are likely to ask you about high-pressure situations because they want to know you can handle difficult days on the job. When asked this question, share examples of high-pressure situations you've dealt with in the past to display your communication abilities, your experience in the field, and your problem-solving skills.

Question #3: What steps do you take to connect clients with resources?

How to answer: A social worker needs to know about all of the local resources available to their clients. If you're interviewing for a position in a new community, interviewers will want to know how you familiarize yourself with resources. They also want to make sure you're up to date with the latest organizations and programs in your community.

Top Interview Questions

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Cassena Care
Social Worker was asked...December 9, 2017

How do you feel about discharging someone to a shelter who is problematic?

5 Answers

Depends on the situation and the clients needs. But I will if its required

If it is necessary to ensure client safety, then it must be done.

If all other options were investigated and there was where else. I would attempt to find a shelter that specialized in the person’s issues. If this was not available, I would discharge to shelter and make a referral to a community based service to create a continuity of support. Less

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Why do you want to work in the HIV/ADS population?

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Look forward in a I

After over 40 years of HIV in the community there is still stigma and disinformation that needs to be set right. I am excited for the opportunity to join the leader in HIV care to continue its legacy of fighting for what’s right. Less

My passion is to serve vulnerable populations.

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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Why the interest in PVHMC and why an interest to work there.

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High recognition and well known. It's a community hospital that is truly focused on providing quality care to its patients Less

Great hospital, with a great working team.

PVHMC is a local hospital that has provided the best care for three generations in my family. My goal was always to work in medicine so I attended Loyola Marymount University and completed coursework for a B.S. in Biology/Pre-med. Now it would be like fulfilling a dream to work there. Less

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City and County of San Francisco

It wasn't a technical question at all, just pointless. I was asked what my zodiac sign is.

4 Answers

Cell phone

My birthday in August, I been told am a few signs don't no.

The application will state your birthday! If they say it’s will be helpful for office dynamics I’d probably question the quality of the organization. Or I’d burst out laughing. Less

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Elysium Healthcare

If a member of staff hits a patient what would I do

4 Answers

Report the member of staff

Report the member of staff and check to see if the is ok

Report the worker to the authorities

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US Department of Veterans Affairs

What was your most difficult case?

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Work with a family with multiple issues and sexual physical and emotional abuse.

Provided support, and therapeutic intervention. I found a support system with individual, family therapy in which I increased their trust and follow through To continue optimal functioning after I left. Less

May were successfulOr better functioning for years

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CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

where do you see yourself in 10 years

3 Answers

Working for your compagny, maybe as a coordinator and doing some private practice on the side Less

10 years from now. if the company given me a chance to work or be a member of their team. i'll make sure and promise to myself and to the company who give me a chance. i will be a supervisor. because i will my 100% best. Less

i will be a manager

Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Are you able to use your own personal vehicle to travel to different job sites?

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Fresenius Medical Care - North America

Can you be flexible working between 2 locations.

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Flexibility is a plus. Flexible work hours and schedule is a bonus for working mothers. Less

Yes I can be flexible between two locations

I always looking for new challenges and dedicated to this role if you have me chance. Less

Uncommon Schools

What is your experience dealing with parents.

3 Answers




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