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  Consultant Name Erin Craker
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number (715) 403-0422
  E-Mail Ecraker@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 6/13/16 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 - Eau Claire Bachelors Degree - Social Work Yes 5/1/05
University of Wisconsin - Madison Masters Degree - Social Work Yes 5/1/13

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Advanced Practice Social Worker Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 9/1/14
Substance Abuse Counselor-in-Training Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 8/1/13

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 working for TMG, I have worked for a wide variety of social work agencies including County Department of Human Services, Department of Corrections, Community Health Partnership (MCO), nursing homes and an adolescent day treatment facility. I have experience and knowledge in mental health, substance abuse issues and coordination of care.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Barron, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn

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 plan to partner with you by working side-by-side with you to help you accomplish your goals and dreams. I want to help clear the path ahead by working together to break down barriers and assisting to set up needed services to reach your goals.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I chose a career in social worker because I wanted to help people. Being a TMG IRIS Consultant allows me to be a partner with you and assist you in reaching your goals and dreams. I cannot think of a more fulfilling career than being a part of someone accomplishing their goals through their own self-direction.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have five years of experience working at Community Health Partnership (MCO). While that position was not exactly self-direction focused, it did give me experience in advocating for people and coordinating services. About three years ago my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and is now living in an assisted living facility. This experience has only strengthened my resolve to see everyone direct their own life and live their lives to their fullest.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
My family is the most important thing to me. Together we love to fish, hunt, walk through the woods, and camp in Northern Wisconsin. Personally, I love to read romance novels when I have the time. I also love to learn; training and seminars are always a favorite for me.

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