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San Joaquin County
Mental Health Clinician was asked...21 January 2018

Why should we hire you?

3 Answers

I have great experience and have much to offer the organization.

I'm a good people person, I truely believe in customer service. I love to make a person feel relaxed, I've taught classes in custodial know how, about chemicals, floor machines, etc. Just an ol fashion people person. Less

I've done this type of work for over 30 plus years, did have a clinic at my high school, very friendly, It would be a blessing to have me to be a part of your staff Less

Grady Health System

I was asked what my 5 year plan was, which is illegal.

2 Answers

I chose to answer the question by referring to a previous statement I had made about my enjoyment of my field of work. Less

It.is not illegal.

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare
Clinician was asked...9 September 2019

How do you handle conflict with coworkers? angry clients?

2 Answers

When I was working as a Family Services Director in Philadelphia, PA. I had a discrepancy with one of my employees in reference to the working space assigned. After he showed me his point, I provided him with the option to organize his space without affecting the ergonomic design of the office. Less

For angry clients, I can provide an experience when I was a Family Services Director . I had a client that she was upset because she claimed that she did not have enough time to spend with her daughter during the visitation assigned by the Court. I resolved the problem to provide her with half and hour more if the Foster Parent was agreed. Foster Parent was agreed and the client left the agency in a good mood. Less

Enhabit Home Health & Hospice

Where do you see yourself in five years?

2 Answers

I hope to be an RN and continuing my education.

I believe I just had an interview with the same person. Can you tell me more about her as a supervisor? Less

AdCare Hospital
Clinician was asked...26 December 2016

Are you okay with doing intakes?

2 Answers

I'm fine with that, as long as I'm also doing 1:1 and group counseling.

Yes

Child & Family Center

What led you to choose a career in the mental health field?

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Because I believe everyone has a story and need to be heard and o want to be the one to listen and help Less

I enjoy helping people!

Crown Health

How would you manage difficult patient family members?

2 Answers

Thanks for the feedback. Actually this person sat in the office of the Director of Operations and was histrionic, stating “how great” all of it sounds and then proceeded to not fulfill her commitment. Less

Our leadership would never conduct an interview like that. We follow a regimented questionnaire designed by the Department of Labor and Industries. We can be subject to penalty if we don’t follow the DOL guidelines hence why this is not true. I’m sorry this person feels it necessary to be so hostile. Less

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

What types of medications do people take when they have mental health issues. That was so strange! I'm not a RN or MD.

2 Answers

It depends on the diagnosis, again that is something to ask a RN.

If you're working in the mental health field with clients, you need to know the medications. That is not a question specific to an MD or RN. Antidepressants, Antianxiety, Mood Stabilizers, AntiPsychotic, and Stimulants should have been some of the things an individual working closely with mentally ill clients should know. Less

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

Tell me 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses. What would you do if magic stones fell on the floor with little time left in a lesson?

2 Answers

I would incorporate their presence in my lesson, using all of my creative resources. Less

I answered strengths and weaknesses subjectively. I answered the magic stones question from a behavior perspective - Why were the stones dropped? Was it on purpose? How did it affect the student? Is it distracting? Less

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

If you see a bouquet of dead flowers on the floor, what would do ?

1 Answers

Throw them away!

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