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  Consultant Name Stephanie Arntsen
  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 12/5/16 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
Lac Courte Oreilles Community College Associate Degree - General Education Yes 5/1/95
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Bachelor Degree - Social Work Yes 8/1/03

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Certified Social Worker Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 10/1/03

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 Care Manager for seven and a half years and have experience helping people access services to be able to achieve their outcomes - including living where they wanted. I have extensive knowledge of services and providers available in Sawyer County. For five years, I worked as a Case Manager in a Mental Health service center and have experience working with children and adults who report mental health concerns. Prior to that, I worked in a variety of roles including mentor, adult family home manager and community-based residential facility manager. I performed a variety of tasks in each of these positions over a 15-year period.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Bayfield, Sawyer

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 am a good listener. I believe that clearing the path ahead begins with a good understanding of what a person's path is and what they consider obstacles. I work to develop a trusting relationship with people and follow through on my commitments.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I think there is something very satisfying about making a connection with another person and helping that person to achieve their goals.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have approximately 25 years of experience in a variety of roles in and around long-term care. I have worked in a variety of settings with many types of people. I have had many good teachers over the years and I believe that has prepared me for becoming a competent IRIS Consultant.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I like to spend time with my family. I also like to play guitar and am a record collector. I have even toyed with the idea of opening my own record store. I also like to cook and have thought of opening a restaurant or a food truck with a friend. I am interested in history and enjoy watching documentaries.

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