Interview Questions for Youth Workers

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These are examples of interview questions for people applying for youth worker positions.

Sample Interview Questions for Youth Workers

  1. What type of supervisory situation do you prefer? (If a person is too independent, they may not fit with needing close supervision) 
  2. What age/sex of youth do you want to work with? How would you feel about working with a different age/sex? (If the applicant is fixated on working with one age/sex, be wary. Asking follow up questions about why an applicant has a strong preference can help to see if there is cause for concern) 
  3. Is there anyone who might suggest that you should not work with youth? Why or why not?
  4. Why do you want the job?
  5. What would you do in a xx situation? (select one appropriate for church school or youth programs)
  6. What makes you a good candidate for working with youth?
  7. What would your friends or colleagues say about how you interact with youth?
  8. What other hobbies or activities do you enjoy?

(Questions 6-8 help to determine if the applicant has mature, adult relationships – not just relationships with youth)

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