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Rose Spinelli Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Leland, North Carolina, United States
April 10, 2018

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(C) 740-***-****

Professional Summary

Versatile and compassionate mental health professional, with an emphasis on client advocacy and strengths-based care. Adept at building and maintaining relationships as well as implementing community services to ensure client wellness. Experience includes eight months of providing counseling services, three years in a variety of social service settings and nine in community service for a non profit entity.


Empathetic Listener


Person Centered Therapist

Team player

Rehabilitation and recovery specialist

Superior oral and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Case management



*American Counseling Association Student Member since September2016

*American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Student Member since September 2016

Work History

Contract Counselor 02/14/2018- present


10408 Oak Bay Court, Richmond, Virginia 23233 ; 804-***-****


Tasks Include:

Conduct intake interviews, with Veterans at Camp Lejeune and in the community, to assist VA VRC in determining eligibility for Chapter 31 and 33 Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Conduct vocationally oriented assessments under U.S.C. Title 38, Chapter 36 to help separating Service members and eligible Veterans establish employment objectives and plan career goals.

Provide education and career counseling

Identify barriers to employment and if the Veteran has a more fundamental need that is not being met, including substance abuse, undiagnosed or untreated mental health conditions, homelessness or inappropriate housing, food insecurity or legal or personal issues that could negatively impact the ability to maintain employment.

Notify VA VRC so that appropriate referrals can be made as needed, including but not limited to psychological testing, neurological testing, sleep studies, etc.

Write the 1902-B narrative report and the 1903-N career plan to submit to the VA VRC counselor for review and implementation.

Counseling Intern 08/2017 to 12/2017

WVU Chestnut Ridge Center – 930 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Morgantown, WV 26505; 304-***-****

Recently completed 600 hours of field internship under the supervision of a Supervisory Licensed Professional Counselor.

Tasks included:

Conducting intake interviews with patients wishing to enter the facility's Medical Assisted Treatment for Opioid addiction.

Researching and preparing appropriate group activities.

Assisting and facilitating a variety of group therapy sessions.

Provided individual and group therapy to people in recovery from substance abuse and who have psychiatric

diagnoses, in the Comprehensive Opioid Addiction Treatment clinics, and on the Dual Diagnosis and Adult units.

Conducting psychosocial assessments, identified individual needs and assisted with creation of client goals.

Participating in Treatment Planning Teams Field Practicum at WV Division of Rehabilitation Services.

Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.

Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.

Trained in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental


Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.

Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.

Kept abreast of new and developing information in the mental health field by regularly attending professional conferences and workshops.

Field Practicum 01/2017 to 04/2017

WV Division of Rehabilitation Services – 153 West Main Street, Suite F, Clarksburg, WV 26301; 304-***-****

Completed 100 hours of field practicum under the supervision of a Certified Rehabilitation Counseling Supervisor.

Tasks included:

Learned about IDIS, IEP-PT, Applications and stages of Eligibility.

Independently completed IDIS, input information into applications, reviewed and summarized school,

psychoeducational and psychological reports and created IEP-PT.

Sat in on IEP and intake meetings, IEP plan creations, career counseling and assessments.

Advised students on academic plan and course selection.

Evaluated and documented data related to psychological assessments.

Foster Care Outreach Coordinator 11/2016 to 05/2017

Home Base Inc – 33 Moran Cir, Fairmont, WV 26554; 304-***-****

Tasks included:

Provided in home services including individual parenting and adult life skill classes, supervised visitation an in home

WV CAPS (Comprehensive Assessment Planning System) assessments and prepared accompanying CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths report including recommendations for the Department of Health and Human Services and Juvenile courts.

Attended MDT meetings and provided needed updates concerning progress of client in meeting their Improvement

Period plan.

Advocated on behalf of clients and their children.

Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.

Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.

Assisted the clients to better understand their role as a parent, focusing on developing skills to nurture and guide their children

Interviewed clients individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems, to

determine what services are required to meet their needs

Guided clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems

Youth Services Case Manager 05/2016 to 11/2016

Youth Services Systems – 87 15th St, Wheeling, WV 26003; 304-***-****

Tasks included:

Assess family problems and dynamics which contribute to the delinquent behaviors of the referred child and assist

family in planning strategies to eliminate risk to youth, family and community.

Review client's progress and report progress to court and Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Maintain accurate documentation and records.

Advocate for the youth and family by supporting, creating and promoting the helping process.

Service Coordinator 02/2016 to 05/2016

ResCare – 1618 Buckhannon Pike, Nutter Fort, WV 26301; 304-***-****

Tasks included:

Worked with individuals and providers to coordinate services for individuals with MRDD as part of the West Virginia Title IV Waiver Program.

Provided the family with referrals to local resources.

Assisted in completing applications for services and grants, Completed annual budgets and case plans.

Provided support to the family and clients ensuring that they received services that were essential to their well-being.

Ran Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Team meetings with client, staff and guardian.

Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.

Developed rehabilitation plans that fit clients' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals

Foster Care Treatment Coordinator 07/2015 to 02/ 2016

National Youth Advocate Program -909 Morgantown Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554

Tasks included:

Worked closely with foster youth, families, and treatment service providers providing advocacy and support toward targeted goals.

Developed and regularly reviewed youth's treatment plan with the client, caregiver, youth referring agency, caseworker, significant family member, and natural support, as per established program procedure.

Provided, coordinated and monitored services for youth including but not limited to mental health, medical, educational, psychological, vocational, and social services.

Monitored all supervised visitation with natural parents.

Maintained ongoing contact with youth and families in accordance with agency and state requirements on a bimonthly schedule.

Assisted in family reunification efforts with the youth's primary family or other permanent living arrangement consistent with the youth's case plan.

Attended all MDT and court hearings as required.

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Intern 08/2014 to 01/2015

Chillicothe VA Medical Center – 17273 State Route 104, Chillicothe, OH 45601; 740-***-****

Tasks included:

Serving both employees and Veterans, established positive relationships by communicating effectively in one on-one or group settings Assisted in building, supporting and sustaining community partnerships and planning special events.

Demonstrated competence in implementing grants and assisted with grant writing, research and presentation to the VA Director and grant proposal committee.

Creation and delivery of targeted health promotion materials and presentations.

Social Service Assistant 09/2007 to 08/2008

Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation – 1900 E Main St, Lancaster, OH 43130; 740-***-****

Tasks included:

Assisted with Social History and Minimum Data Set Assessments regarding need, behavior, and cognition.

Primary responsibility to conduct Quality of Life Assessments and implement programs as needed to offset perceived resident quality of life deficits.

Service changes implemented based upon results of assessments included:

Worked in conjunction with Fairfield County Hospice to provide an optional grief counseling support service to nursing home residents.

Photographed residents and recruited volunteers to help to create individualized ornaments for nursing home residents at Christmas time to promote a sense of belonging.

Collaborated with Touching Little Lives to provide materials for creating stuffed animals and quilts that residents then utilized, providing a sense of community involvement for nursing home residents.

Created monthly Bio Board to share unique and thought-provoking information about nursing home residents' lives with staff, residents and families to encourage stronger relationships and more meaningful interactions; organizing a resident summer art program to teach nursing home residents how to paint and to provide a creative outlet for free expression and a sense of autonomy.

Interviewed clients, reviewed records, and conferred with other professionals

Encouraged clients to express their feelings and discuss what was happening in their lives, and helped them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships

Americorps Member 09/2006 to 09/2007

American Red Cross – 120 E Main St B, Circleville, OH 43113; 740-***-****

Tasks included:

Assisted with emergency services preparation, fundraising, community service projects, volunteer recruitment and retention as needed in the community.

As part of assigned duties designed and implemented a new Senior Christmas Project; the Red Cross Senior Giving Tree, to provide Christmas for needy seniors in area nursing homes.

Continued to manage all aspects of project as a volunteer for an additional nine years.

Red Cross Senior Giving Tree Website creation

Medical Secretary 09/2002 to 05/2006

Good Health Chiropractic Center – 80 E 2nd St; Chillicothe, Ohio 45601; 740-***-****

Answered and managed incoming and outgoing calls while recording accurate messages.

Verified patients' eligibility and claims status with insurance agencies.

Diligently filed and followed up on third party claims.

Treated all patients, their families, visitors, peers, staff and providers in a pleasant and courteous manner.

Identified and resolved patient billing and payment issues.

Prepared billing correspondence and maintained database to organize billing information.

Prepared patient charts accurately and neatly for the clinic.

Expertly transcribed medical reports.


Master of Arts: Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling December 2017

Wright State University - 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy. Dayton, Ohio 45435

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling 3.77

Bachelor: Specialized Studies- Behavioral Science November 2010

Ohio University Lancaster Ohio - 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, OH 43130

Specialized Studies 3.35

Associate degree: Applied Business September 2002

Southeastern Business College - 1855 Western Ave, Chillicothe, OH 45601

Applied Business 3.92

Certification and Licensure

CRC Certification through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification – January 2018

LPC Associate Licensure Pending through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors- January 2018

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