Caregiver Interview Preparation Guide
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Caregiver based Frequently Asked Questions in various Caregiver job interviews by interviewer. These professional questions are here to ensures that you offer a perfect answers posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

34 Caregiver Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me about yourself and your work?

I am a sociable person with a natural capability of providing continuous care. Empathy is embedded in my personality, and I am a good listener. Moreover, I have a track record of giving elderly and child care and immensely enjoy each moment of my work.
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2 :: Explain me what is your experience as a caregiver with children?

I have looked after children of ages six months to 10 years. I understand and can cater to their differing emotional and physical needs, as well as provide them with support in homework and special projects. I have also been hugely successful with children who have ADHD and Autism.
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3 :: Explain me what are your strengths?

Compassion and actively listening are my major strengths. I am bilingual fluent in Spanish and English and possess remarkable rapport building skills. I have a demonstrated ability to involve clients in social activities and to provide exceptional daily living services with high regard for their privacy.
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4 :: Tell us how would you handle upset parents complaining that their child is being teased by another child?

I would calmly convince them that I’ll try my best to make sure it doesn’t happen again and that I’d instill and reinforce the value of empathy among all pupils involved.
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5 :: Do you know speaking of special needs, what is your specific experience with children who need specialized care?

I have been specially trained to assist children with special needs so that they can integrate into society without problems. I have assisted therapists in helping children come to terms with their conditions and learn to build upon their strengths. And I have also provided special needs assistance in many situations.
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6 :: Tell me do you have experience caring for stroke patients?

Reveals more about the candidate's prior experience.
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7 :: Tell us how would you respond to a client who refuses to take his/her medication?

Tests the applicant's ability to think outside the box, and reveals how they deal with conflict.
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8 :: Skills-based Caregiver Job Interview Questions:

☛ Describe for me how the experience on your resume has helped you build the skills necessary to be a good caregiver.
☛ Imagine that you’re finding a caregiver for one of your loved ones. What traits or skills would be most important to you for this caregiver to have?
☛ What do you believe is the most important skill for a caregiver to have? Tell me about a time when you’ve demonstrated this skill, as a caregiver or in another line of work.
☛ Share an experience with me of a time when you realized you lacked a particular skill required for your job and explain what you did to develop that skill.
☛ What trait or skill of yours do you think clients will value most?
☛ What is a work-related skill that you are excited to develop more?
☛ If you were hiring someone for this position, what are the top three skills or traits that you would look for?
☛ In what skills area do you feel most qualified to be a caregiver and in what area of skill do you feel the least qualified to be a caregiver?
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9 :: Professional Caregiver Job Interview Questions:

☛ Why did you choose to become a caregiver?
☛ What kind of training do you have?
☛ How long have you been caring for seniors?
☛ Why should a family choose you/the agency you work for?
☛ Tell us about a recent caregiving experience where you felt like you made a difference in the life of an elder client.
☛ How many clients do you have now who are elderly?
☛ What happens if you are sick and can’t come to work?
☛ Do you attend trainings to help you learn more about new caregiving techniques? If so, how often?
☛ Have you gone through any kind of background check?
☛ What is the most difficult part of being a caregiver for a senior?
☛ How do you or the agency communicate concerns you have about clients to their loved ones?
☛ What are the most common types of services you help elderly clients with?
☛ Is there a required minimum number of weekly or monthly hours?
☛ Is there a minimum hours-per-visit requirement?
☛ Can you provide the names and phone numbers of current and past clients as references?
☛ Are families required to sign a contract? If so, what are the terms?
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10 :: True Caregiver Job Interview Questions:

☛ Are you willing to submit to a background check?
☛ Do you have a driver’s license and clean driving record? Do you have reliable transportation and insurance? How far from here do you live?
☛ What are your responsibilities outside of work? Do you have to account for the schedules or needs of others in your workday, or are you flexible?
☛ Will you be working other jobs that might be affected if I’m delayed getting home? Would you be available for respite care, or to stay over for a long weekend?
☛ Do you smoke? (Many people say they don’t smoke but they do – offer an outside smoking area and insist it be used).
☛ What caregiving certification training do you have, if any? Do you have any CPR or first-aid training? If I pay for it, would you be willing to add to your skills?
☛ Here is a list of expected caregiving related duties – is there anything on the list that poses a problem or concern? Are you comfortable with pets? Are you comfortable with my (parent/spouse) having guests or other family members stopping by?
☛ Are you able to work the hours needed? When are you available to start working? After a 30-day trial period, would you be willing to commit to a (fill in a time frame/6 months, a year is common) long-term?
☛ Have you ever cared for someone with (conditions relatable to your loved one’s care: memory problems, elderly, wheelchair bound, etc.) before? If so, please elaborate.
☛ Are you willing to sign a contract stating you will not accept money or gifts from my (parent/grandparent/spouse, etc) without clearing it with me?
☛ Are you willing to sign that you will not have guests come into our home unless I have given prior approval?
☛ Will you be comfortable driving my mother’s car if need be, or using your own car to run errands if we request it?
☛ What are your expectations for vacation time, and are you willing to help find coverage for the days that you need to take off?
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