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Aegis Therapies
Rehab Program Manager was asked...23 August 2010

Do you like working with older people?

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I told a story about my grandparents.

South Jersey Behavioral Health Resources

How would you respond to a consumer throwijg and breaking things?

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I said I would call the police. This was apparently the wrong answer as we should let consumer have "tantrums" and only call the police if they explicitly state that they are going to hurt someone. Less

Give the client space and keep everyone else away from the client. Try talking with him/her to find out what is going on and do your best to deescalate the situation and calm the person down. Let them know that you hear what they have to say, but also calmly share the rules of the program their in. If de-escalation doesn't work then you may have to use the training your were taught when hired on how to restrain or seclude the client. Such as (PMAP) Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior in Psychiatric Institutions. 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.

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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


Why do you have a large gap in your employment?

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I explained why there was a gap.

I went through a time of illnes, and when i heeled my daughter got hurt on her job, and i had to care for her, and her daughter. Less

How do you handle conflict with authority?

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Try to provide an example of the conflict and talk to them in a 1:1 setting to settle the conflict. Less

How long will you be working?

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Summers and Winters during college.


Why should we hire you for this job?

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UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Why do you want to work with children?

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My name is Cameron Shelton. I recently received my A.A degree in Kinesiology & Wellness and I'm looking to further my career in the medical field. I previously worked in the Activities department at a skilled nursing facility. Working with children would be rewarding because I'll be able to see their progress in the area of their rehabilitation. Less

Wildlife In Need Center

Why I wanted to work for Wild Life In need.

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Looking to be of service.

Crestwood Behavioral Health

Why do you think you will be a good fit for this facility?

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My background in working with children with special needs presents me with may of th same challenges that I will be faced with here. I can bring my skills and knowledge as a teacher and someone with a history of working with people with behavioral and special needs to the table. Less

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