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  Consultant Name Amber Nichols
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number (414) 322-2107
  E-Mail ANichols@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 11/14/2016 12:00:00 AM IRIS Consultant

Care Responsibilities

Your TMG IRIS consultant is your partner as you create a plan that meets your needs and stays within your IRIS budget. Your TMG IRIS consultant can connect you to resources in your area, and will be a great source of information for any questions you have.

Educational Background

Name of Institution Major/Degree Degree Obtained Date Obtained
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Bachelor of Arts - Social Work Yes 12/1/13

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Certified Social Worker Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 9/1/14

Specialties (e.g., working with autism, the elderly, employment for people with disabilities or youth in transition, mental health, experience with assisted technology)

Prior to coming to TMG, I worked as a case manager with My Choice Family Care's Long Term Care Program. Therefore, I have a background with helping people in a long-term care program and connecting them with resources in their community. I also worked for Goodwill's Supported Employment program and helped people who have disabilities obtain and maintain jobs in the community.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Milwaukee

Languages or Communication Skills

English

I'm comfortable with pets in the home

Yes

More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
I will work with you to learn about you and your goals so that we can work together to create an individualized care plan that will best fit your needs and help you achieve your goals.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I'm a big believer in self-directed care because it allows a person to remain as independent as possible and allows them to take control of their life and supports. Helping people to achieve their goals while remaining independent and living their life to the fullest is very rewarding and fulfilling.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
Working with Goodwill's Supported Employment Program gave me a lot of experience and knowledge about working with people with disabilities. Working with My Choice Family Care's Long Term Care program has helped provide me with experience and skills that I will be able to transfer over and use as an IRIS Consultant such as partnering with people to help develop care plans and connect people with resources.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I am an avid reader and enjoy exploring new worlds and meeting new people through books. I also enjoy spending quality time playing with my pets and will often go on long walks with them when the weather permits. Despite living in Milwaukee my whole life, I still find myself exploring new places and activities that Milwaukee has to offer.

WI DHS/DLTC/F-01486 (04/2015)