If you have secured an interview for a Support Worker then you will probably have done some previous work experience maybe as a volunteer or helping out somewhere and which led to being a support worker. You can be a support worker to children and adults in different settings but at all times you will have to follow strict procedures and provide the support that they need.
If you have got your interview time and date, the next thing you need to do is collect all the paperwork relevant that you have including your own CV and begin to match what you can do with what the job entails and highlight any areas that you feel may need some work.
You also need to find out exactly where the interview will be held and who with, are you being interviewed by one person or a panel situation? Do you need to take your CRB check with you or do you need a new CRB check as you will almost certainly need to be checked for this role.
Once you are happy with the interview location and that you can do the role well, you then need to concentrate on some questions that you could ask your interviewers and also what questions you may be asked, some of which could be as below:
Support Worker Interview Questions
- How would your previous employer describe you?
- What do you think are the main issues you will face as a support worker?
- How do you engage with people?
- What do you do when someone is having a bad day and doesn’t want to join in?
- Have you devised any new activities which have been interesting to children?
- How you fit the role based on your personal experiences.
- Why work for Creative Support?
- If you noticed your collegue abuse client, what would you do?
- What is the difference between a carer and support worker?
- Describe your understanding of equal opportunities and how you would implement that in everyday work.
- Give an example of a time when you made a bad decision, but the outcome was positive. This was in relation to interpersonal skills.
- What steps would you take if you saw somebody fall on the ward?
- Why do you think you will be a good support worker?
- Will you be able to cope with clients difficult and sometimes aggressive behaviour?
There are many areas to consider in this position but the main one being that you are required to provide support to someone or multiple people in a centre who need help with daily life duties that we may find fairly simple.
You should also check out most asked interview questions to be ready for the big day!
- Tell me about yourself.
- What are your strengths?
- What are your weaknesses?
- Why do you want this job?
- Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?
- What’s your ideal company?
- What attracted you to this company?
- Why should we hire you?
- What did you like least about your last job?
- When were you most satisfied in your job?
- What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?
- What were the responsibilities of your last position?
Good luck with your interview!