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Last reviewed on 21 February 2017
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Are there interview questions for a family support adviser? This article outlines interview questions for the role of parent and family support adviser suggested by one of our associate education experts. It also links to another of our articles, on job descriptions for parent support workers.

David Roche, one of our associate education experts, has suggested questions to ask during interviews for the role of parent and family support adviser. We outline his suggestions below.

David also recommended using the job description and person specification for the role to inform the questions asked at interview.

Opening questions

  • What can you bring to the school and, in particular, to the post of parent and family support adviser?
  • What are your main strengths? What are your areas for development?
  • What experience do you have that would help you in this role?

Role-specific questions

  • How would you engage with hard-to-reach parents or families?
  • What do you see as the benefits of outreach work with families? Are there any potential drawbacks?
  • What do you see as the role of a parent and family support adviser?

If appointed, how would

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