Care Worker Interview Questions
If you like a varied job where no two days are the same, then care work could be your perfect career.
Despite its challenges, caring can be hugely rewarding, allowing you to have a positive impact on the lives of society’s most vulnerable individuals.
As care work doesn’t require previous qualifications, it can prove enticing for young adults and career switchers alike.
A care interview may be categorised by technical, experiential and personality-based questions. Here are some examples:
· What do you think a care worker does?
· What qualities do you bring to the role?
· Can you provide an example of previous teamwork?
· Have you cared for anyone before; either for a loved one or in a voluntary capacity?
· Can you tell me about safeguarding?
· What do you know about person-centred care?
· How would you handle an upset or confused client?
· Have you ever handled an emergency situation or an event which required quick-thinking?
· What would you do if a client you were attending had collapsed?
· What kind of support would an elderly client require?
· How would you care for someone with [particular condition, e.g. Alzheimer’s Disease]?
· How would you perform a client needs assessment?
· How would you maintain a client’s dignity and respect?
· Tell me about your previous job
· What hours are you available to work?
At the end of the interview, you may be asked if you’d like more information about the company. This is your chance to vet your the employer further to ensure there’s a good cultural fit. In the course of your research, more specific questions may have arisen about the management structure, career opportunities, induction process and support you can expect in the role.