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Attending an interview can be a daunting experience, however if you prepare yourself the process can be a lot less stressful and give you a higher chance of success. Below are some examples of questions you may get asked during an interview.  There are questions for both RCW level and Managerial roles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

RCW

  • Please talk through your work history/experience and describe what skills/experience you feel you have developed that relate to this role?
  • What age groups have you supported?
  • What is the biggest home and also the smallest home you have worked in?
  • Which size home did you prefer working in and why do you think this was?
  • Have you been a keyworker and if so what did this involve?
  • Have you attended LAC review meetings  - tell me about your experience of these if you have.
  • What are you Key Skills/competencies
  • What do you enjoy most about working with young people?
  • Have you supported young people with EBD?
  • Have you supported children with challenging behaviours and what is your approach to dealing with this OR can you discuss a scenario where you have had to deal with challenging behaviour and take me through what happened.
  • Have you experienced conflict in the workplace if so please advise how you dealt with this if not please think how you would approach a situation where you had a disagreement with another member of staff or you were upset with them due to their actions.
  • What skills would you like to develop?
  • What are your career aspirations?
  • Can you discuss your understanding of safeguarding and welfare requirements?
  • Explain what you think equal opportunities means?
  • Do you know anything about policies and regulations that govern how the childrens home is run and The Children Act?
  • How would you ensure you keep children safe within your room?
  • How would you deal with a child who keeps biting?
  • Why are you interested in working with our company?

 

Registered Manager

  • Please talk through your work history over the last few years
  • What are you Key Skills/competencies
  • What have been your major achievements
  • What skills would you like to develop?
  • What are your career aspirations
  • What sized homes have you worked in?
  • What was the outcome on your settings last Ofsted report whilst you were managing – what steps have you to taken to improve or sustain this rating?
  • How would you describe your Management style.
  • Can you give me an example of how you have dealt with situation of conflict with staff members
  • Can you tell me how you have supported staff with their understanding of safeguarding and relevant legislation.
  • Give me an example of a training session you have delivered for your staff team and how it was successful?
  • How would you promote Equal Opportunities and Diversity in the home, give examples of past practice?
  • How would you ensure you met all the individual needs of the children in your care?
  • How would you promote team work when you first started in a new position?
  • What things have you done to promote multi agency partnerships and were these successful, what things would you do in a new setting?
  • Have you had to deal with any safeguarding issues, if so how did you manage the situation?
  • How do you keep up to date with Social care Developments?
  • What would you prioritise in your first 3 months in a new managerial role?                                                                 

Please note we cannot guarantee these will be the questions you are asked, however reading and thinking of responses will hold you in good stead. Also consider that you may be asked to attend a work trial which would involve some thought and preparation. 

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