Most interviews for an Activity Assistant position are designed to check how soon we crack under pressure.
Since they are designed to check your mettle as a possible candidate, it is important that you make an effort not to crack.
Preparation is important.
And here is a set of questions and answers to help you in preparing for an activity assistant interview:
Activity Assistant Interview Questions and Answers
1. What made you decide that you wanted to work as an activity assistant?
My interest in this work stemmed from a volunteer stint at a senior home. This was 2 years ago, and since then, I have been working in this line of work and enjoying it thoroughly.
2. What duties have you performed in this role in the past?
As an activity assistant, I have been actively involved in engaging residents in conversation to determine their interests and hobbies, creating and implementing activity plans to meet their specific needs, ensuring that all residents take part in activities designed for them, assisting them with activities, where they are unable to do them independently, and providing support in community planning.
3. What is the one skill that you believe one needs specifically to work as an activity assistant?
To work as an activity assistant, one needs to possess a bevy of skills, all of which are exceptionally important. However, one skill that I bank on immensely is my ability to reach out to people from different walks of life, and different temperaments.
4. How do you feel about working in a position where you have to invest a lot emotionally?
One of the main reasons that I picked up this work was because I did not mind being emotionally involved. Being emotionally involved means that you end up doing your work well, and this work deserves being done well.
5. Tell us of one accomplishment that you possess, which you are extremely proud of.
I was once assigned to a resident who absolutely refused to participate in any activities, even though most of them were specially designed for her. 3 weeks of constantly trying to engage her in conversation, and encouraging her to participate led to her finally showing some interest. I believe it was the way in which I showed patience and perseverance that eventually did the trick – she is now the most active participant in most activities!
6. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Professionally speaking, I would want to head a senior care facility, a feat that I am slowly but surely moving towards.