Rebecca Parks

Rebecca Parks

Work History

Work History
Jun 2005 - Present

Assistant Unit Manager

Greensboro VR

• Train and establish developmental plans for new counselors to help them meet monthly goals• Plan and facilitate leadership and team-building activities to promote group cohesiveness in the office• Conduct annual reviews of counseling staff and assist counselors with habitual deficiencies in work performance• Participate in community events with the Chamber of Commerce and other business networks to develop partnerships• Provide daily direct supervision for counselors ensuring good quality and production goals are being met• Lead team meetings and staff meetings and serve as peer-review coordinator and presenter for orientation• Create new business opportunities and expand the reach of our already successful business by proactively selling, marketing and promoting our unique services in the marketplace

Aug 2008 - Present

Adjunct Faculty

NC A and T State University

1. Teach units of instruction to students in Masters of Human Development and services as follows:

  • Meet classes as assigned
  • Present instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course
  • Maintain accurate attendance and scholastic records of students
  • Respond to student questions
  • Participate in the college's assessment process
  • Validate that learning has taken place
  • Submit required reports

2. Plan learning activities and use teaching methods designed for a variety of learning styles to help students achieve course outcomes

3. Use course text, outlines, syllabi, and other curriculum materials in accordance with college and department guidelines.

4. Participate in communications with the college, department, and team. Meet response deadlines as required.

Fall 2008- Case Management-The purpose of this course is to provide students with both a theoretical foundation and an applied approach to the case management/disability management process in rehabilitation.  The course provides students an opportunity to review the rehabilitation process from a variety of perspectives.

Spring 2009- Theories of Counseling-the purpose of this course is to survey major theoretical approaches involved in individual counseling with emphasis on key theorists, basic concepts, advantages and limitations, influence of the therapeutic process, outcome research, and empirically validated treatment techniques. 

Sep 1997 - Jun 2006

counselor

State of North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation

• Marketed clients’ skills to prospective employers while strengthening the relationship between VR and employers• Developed and implemented presentations about VR services to community agencies and civic groups• Supervised Rehabilitation Counseling graduate student in her internship• Coordinated training and development of successful rehabilitation programs for mentally ill clients• Educated the business community about disability awareness and employment issues for persons with disabilities• Taught mentally ill consumers on how to advocate for themselves and utilize community resources

Education

Education
2003 - 2005

Masters of Education

Auburn University

Rehabilitation and Leadership Management Program-PhD courses January 2008-presentMasters of Education, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama  August 2005

1993 - 1997

BA

Elon University
1989 - 1993

Saint Mark's

Skills

Skills

Leadership Consulting

Work with the Alamance County Chamber of Commerce to develop new leaders in the community by conducting a two-day retreat teaching team building and leadership skills.  Plan a 9-month program where students learn about the community needs and do a project to benefit the community.    Developed a training program for advisors with the Alamance county Youth Leadership Program to teach middle school students about Communication and Goal setting.  Trained the trainers to conduct the program and then oversaw the process.

Summary

12 years of experience working with business and industry to meet their hiring needs, consultation and management. Active member of Alamance County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Development program to include continuous revamping of the Leadership Program to make it more beneficial to participants. Develop and Initiate training of Leadership Participants.

Interest

-Leadership

-Giving Back to the Community

Custom

Robert H. Couch Outstanding Achievement award- Auburn University Department of Rehabilitation 2004-2005 for scholarship, leadership, and influence on the rehabilitation curriculum and community.

Alamance County Chamber- Ambassador of the Year 2005

Burlington Junior Womans Club-Club'Woman of the Year 2007-2008

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2005 - Mar 2010

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Rehabilitation Commission

Secret