Type Of Interview
For my assignment I chose to examine an interview I was a party to at my
place of employment with the local Association For Community Living. It was an
orientation meeting for a new client moving into a group home where I currently
work as a Direct Care Worker. Under the classification of interviews, my
analysis focuses on an Information Giving type of interview.
As outlined in class, information giving interviews are used to obtain
facts, opinions, feelings, attitudes, reasons for actions, trends or beliefs.
My specific interview was to inform, organize and assist the staff team, of
which I am a member, in supporting a new individual moving into the house.
Purpose Of The Interview
The purpose of this interview was to instruct the staff team on current
programs and supports surrounding this individual, as well as to train and coach
staff on handling techniques used through stressful periods. Lastly, this
interview was to clarify all procedures to be used with this individual.
The setting for our meeting, which is of importance, was a meeting room
at our local Head Office. The meeting took place at 1900 on January 9, 1996.
The meeting included the supervisor and three staff team members.
A physical description of the environment is as follows: a large wooden
rectangular table sits in the centre of the room with 12 chairs around it, there
are 2 cluttered bookcases along one wall and a large white board along another
wall. There are no pictures on the walls and no telephone. The meeting took
place after business hours so the building was quiet, empty and very dark.
The opening of this interview began with cordial greetings and small
talk, as we are all well-acquainted with each other. The purpose of the
interview was established and we moved quickly into the body of the interview.
The supervisor, as the interviewer, was in the information giving
position. The staff team were informed of... [continues]
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