Are You Ready to Make Home Visits?


Social worker Visits a child from problematic familyThere are a lot of expectations on a social worker. You may need to work overtime, on Sundays, or even make home visits. Of course, this depends on the nature of your job, but it is almost necessary in direct practice.

Some social workers are on duty 24/7, for example nurses who live on site with their clients. This is something many people can not even imagine… However, you should declare that meeting your goals as a social worker is the first priority, and that you are ready to sacrifice something for achieving the goals of your work…

If they ask you “are you ready”, say YES

Some job interview questions are not as difficult as they seem. Sometimes you can find answers directly in the questions.  If the recruiter asks if you are willing to make home visits, if you are prepared to work overtime, if you are ready to travel a lot, the right answer is… If there was no need to make home visits, or to work overtime, they would not inquire about that in your interview.

However, I suggest you to use longer answers, elaborating on your ability to do what will be expected from you in job.

I am prepared to make home visits. I understand the importance of getting close to the client. I have experience with home visits from the past. What is more, I have a car, so I can definitely make home visits.

It is not a problem for me to work overtime. I understand that one can not choose the end of their shift every day, if we speak about social work… We need to sacrifice something for the good of the clients, and sometimes it is our free time.


Tell them that you are ready, that you are willing to do what they expect you to do. What is more, back it up with your experience with similar situations from the past.

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