The Interview Essay examples

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The Interview

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
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Confrontation was used by staff to identify discrepancies and distortions in the information. After much brainstorming, responsibilities were designated to each staff member for implementation. As a staff team we set goals for ourselves.

Closing

     As the supervisor shifted the conversation towards questions or concerns surrounding the new client, I began to feel things drawing to a close. All new information was reviewed and summarized to ensure understanding. The staff's new role was clarified and the next steps were identified. After a final round of clearinghouse questions, we agreed to meet again to review and evaluate our progress after a trial period (one month).

Inclusion

     Inclusion refers to how much a party is willing and able to take part in an interview. The staff team were willing and able to learn. The supervisor was able but seemed somewhat closed to offering specific information. For example, the supervisor was evasive to questions regarding specific amounts of support required for the new client.
     As the interview progressed, the unwillingness on the supervisor's part to exchange information caused defensiveness in the staff members. The supervisor continued this throughout and staff became noticeably upset and frustrated. Control

     Control refers to the degree of power

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