ERIC Number: ED404808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Integrated Team Approach for Interviewing Candidates To Work in a Residential Treatment Center.
Weiler, Mary Josephine
This report describes the development and implementation of an integrated team approach for interviewing candidates for employment with a residential program that serves children (ages 10-18) with emotional disturbances and behavior disorders. The integrated interview approach was accomplished by: (1) training the supervisors to increase their knowledge, understanding, and competence in planning the interview and evaluating the interview results; (2) providing the residents an opportunity to participate in identifying characteristics and qualities necessary for a child care worker in a residential treatment center for children and adolescents; (3) developing and implementing an applicant interview rating form to identify the 13 most important characteristics and qualities of a child care worker based on job functions and duties; and (4) eliminating the current two-part interview process and replacing it with a comprehensive, integrated, and structured one-part interview. Strategies are presented for organizing, structuring, and evaluating the interview process. Appendices include a supervisors' training guide, a description of the procedure for conducting an integrated team interview, sample survey and evaluation forms, an applicant interview rating form for a residential child care worker, a checklist for conducting effective interviews, and interview questions. (Contains 20 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.