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The Bridge of Central Massachusetts
Direct Care "Residential Counselor" was asked...8 October 2014

Do you know what IMR is?

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Are you comfortable eating with others, have any dietary restrictions?

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I had not dietary restrictions or disordered eating habits


Conflict with co-worker

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Notify your supervisor

Independent Living Association

What type of places would you take the clients for community inclusion? Community inclusions are trips to take the clients on into the community such as the movies, concerts, the park, shopping, eating, etc. Things they would enjoy but people tend to take them to places the staff would enjoy ie the mall

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I would definitely not take them to the mall if you have ever seen them for yourself in the mall it really isn't a place most of them enjoy. I would ask them what would interest them whether if its to do an activity or personal shopping. Its about them not me. Less

Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Center

Past Experience with the population they help, crisis management, organizational skills, etc. typical psych related question, like how you would help someone with specific issues. Also asked about patience and tolerance.

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It's mostly common sense, in this role your not clinical so the advice you can give is somewhat limited to how you would help a friend. Less

D.A. Blodgett - St. John’s

Will you work 3rd shift.

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NFI Massachusetts

How do you feel giving your opinion to co-workers?

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I would feel comfortable and it is all in the approach and tone. And is only for the good of the program. Less

Community Resource Center for the Developmentally Disabled

Ever worked in this field before

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Did not ever work with this population

Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State

Why do you want to work in this organization?

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I enjoy getting to meet new people. I like to learn about different cultures and backgrounds of the people I encounter. I enjoy helping people. Plus I'm a talker and I just like talking with people . Less

S.T.A.R. Programs

Tell me about you

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I was honest

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