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  Consultant Name Namazii Brooks
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 844-864-8987
  E-Mail IRISinfo@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 6/25/18 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 about the IRIS program. In a self-directed program like IRIS, you decide who provides your support and services and when they happen. You may have natural support from people in your life, or you may choose to purchase the support you need from an agency or someone that you hire directly. Your TMG IRIS consultant will be there to talk through these decisions with you, and will help you put a plan in place that reflects your choices.

Educational Background

Name of Institution Major/Degree Degree Obtained Date Obtained
University of Wisconsin–Whitewater Social Work – Bachelor of Science Yes 12/2014
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Social Work – Masters of Arts Yes 5/2018

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained

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 in child welfare for a year and a half as an ongoing case manager. Before that, I was a case manager for Outreach Community Health Services for one year. I have good experience helping people create effective goals and plans. I also do well connecting people with resources needed to achieve those goals. I have experience working with children, adults, seniors and families. I completed my practicum at the Inner City Behavioral Services and AIM Behavioral Health Services, serving as an individual and group counselor for men and women who were struggling with substance use, dealing with untreated mental illness, and/ or experiencing domestic violence.

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'?
In order to clear the path ahead with you, I plan to create a trusting partnership and think outside of the box when connecting you to the resources you need. I will develop strong working relationships with communities and other supports that will benefit you and your plan goals. I will also act as a positive and rational support.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
The best part of being a TMG IRIS Consultant is having the ability to help individuals take control of their lives so that they are in the driver's seat.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have over three years of experience working in the social services field, where I have done case management, counseling, crisis stabilization and more. Most importantly, I have experience working with families, assisting them in treatment planning, developing goals and action steps to help people achieve their goals. I have also served as an individual and group counselor for men and women who were struggling with substance use, dealing with untreated mental illness, and/or experiencing domestic violence.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my daughter. I also enjoy singing and listening to music. I absolutely love spending time with my loved ones, having great conversations and enjoying the company of my friends and sorority sisters.

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