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QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES Goodhue County Education District Paraprofessional Interview

1. Why do you want to be a paraprofessional for GCED and specifically for [position for which they are applying]? (Listen for: knowledge of GCED and appreciation of the opportunities the position presents.) Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

What experiences have you had that prepared you for this role? (listen for experience with children, evidence of knowledge of child development, knowledge of special needs, etc) Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

2. What will your supervisor at your previous employer tell us about your performance?

3. Why did you or are you leaving your previous/current job?

4. Have you ever been discharged or asked to resign from a previous job?

5. Have you ever been disciplined or otherwise notified there were deficiencies in your conduct or performance?

6. List four words your current colleagues would use to describe you. (Listen for: evidence of knowing self and style of leadership.) Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 1. 2. 3. 4. 7. List these three words in order of importance. Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 A. Work Ethic B. Staff relationships C. Student Relationships 1. 2. 3.

QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES Goodhue County Education District Paraprofessional Interview


8. How do you handle stressful situations? Please provide an example if possible. Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

9. Describe how you build relationships with students/children and members of a team. Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

10. Setting IV Para Interviews Only: Your job would be to create an environment of discipline. How do you create and build relationships within this environment? Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

11. If you were a cartoon character, which would you be and why? Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

12. As the students arrive in the morning you notice that a student is a little off. What would your response be? Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

If you were to tell us your life story in five words, which would they be? Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 13.

14. Are you able to lift 50lbs? Do you have any reservations regarding helping students with bathroom concerns? Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES Goodhue County Education District Paraprofessional Interview

15. Do you have a current MN drivers license? Do you have any reservations about transporting students? Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

16. Why should we hire you? Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

17. Do you have any questions for us?

QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES Goodhue County Education District Paraprofessional Interview


INTERVIEW RATING SCORE: _____/65 points

TOTAL:

_____/65 points

Comments: Strengths:

Concerns: KEY 1. Unprepared, no experience, did not answer the question 2. Had troubles answering the question, has very little experience, would need a lot of support and guidance 3. Was able to answer the question, has some experience, but not sure if they are ready for a coordinator position yet, will need support and guidance in order to develop into the coordinator role 4. Answered the question, has good experience, has the potential to do a good job but will need some support 5. Nailed the question, has previous experience as a coordinator/supervisor, strong leadership skills, would take initiative on projects and bring new ideas to district