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  Consultant Name Jessica Wager
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 715-697-6699
  E-Mail JTomesh-Wager@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 8/19/2009 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 Wisconsin - Eau Claire Bachelor of Science - Social Work Yes 12/1/1998

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Certified Social Worker Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services 12/1/1998

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

I have practiced social work for the past 17 years. I have provided case management, case coordination and teaming services for various populations including older adults, people with mental and physical disabilities, children, individuals with mental illnesses, and adults and children who are homeless.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Barron, 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'?
My role will be to listen to the individual in the IRIS ProgramÆs story and partner with them in determining what they may need to live their best life. I have a great knowledge of community resources to assist people in determining what services and informal supports can assist them in meeting overall outcomes.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy the opportunity to allow people to be independent and to advocate for what they believe in. I have also worked for TMG for the last six years so I have had the ability to really get to know the people participating in the IRIS Program, and their families, and build a mutual positive working relationship.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
In my career, I have learned that listening and following through are two of the most valuable assets in case management. Listening allows me to understand what a person needs and following through validates their need. These characteristics also build a trusting relationship.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my children, husband, and extended family. Our favorite things to do is to enjoy the lake in the summer months and stay busy with our children's sporting events during the school year.

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