Interview Questions for a Social Worker Interview

Interview Questions for a Social Worker Interview


Often out of 300 applicants only 6 candidates will be interviewed. In most interviews, but this varies depending on the job sector and employer, you will be asked around 10 questions during a 45 minute interview.

The key to passing job interviews in preparation and practice, this sounds obvious but is often overlooked with the average interviewee spending around only 60 minutes preparing for their job interview.

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10 Interview Questions for:

Social Worker Interviews



  • Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
  • What is your experience as a support worker?
  • A service user tells you that the shift leader has just threatened to hit them, the manager is not at the home and phone is in the office which is locked, what action do you take?


  • What does safe guarding mean?
  • What are the key responsibilities of a support worker?
  • What external agencies do you think you will have to work with in this role?
  • What do you think the importance of a support workers role is in terms of the client’s life?



  • How do you deal with stressful situations?
  • What would you do if you felt a client was being neglected?
  • Do you have any questions for me?

Good questions to ask interviewers at the end of the job interview include questions on the company growth or expansion, questions on personal development and training and questions on company values, staff retention and company achievements.


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