Consultant Name: Oswald Takyi
Company Name: Progressive Community Services, Inc.
Phone Number: 909-723-6883
Job Title: IRIS Consultant
Care Responsibilities: Responsible for coordinating care for people on Medicare and Medicaid: medical, social, behavioral and developmental.
Name of Institution: University of the People Fort Hays State University
Major/Degree: MBA (6/2020) Masters in Criminal Justice (5/2017)
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I have vast experience supporting with people with Autism, intellectual disabilities, and epilepsy. I have also supported people with behavioral complexities and dual and multiple diagnosis. I have worked with people to navigate the criminal justice system (diversion program) and I volunteer with at risk youth on juvenile probation.
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Languages or Communication Skills
I have great active listening skills. I speak the languages spoken in Ghana.
I’m comfortable with pets in the home
More about me
I started as a supported employment specialist in 2015 for people with various disabilities. In 2017, I worked as a case manager and an intake coordinator for an organization that provided services for people with disabilities. I completed the intake process and assessed their needs for our various programs. I moved on to work for the California Regional Center System where I was a consumer services coordinator. In essence, I was the contact person for people with developmental disabilities regarding their services. I provided resources for the following services: respite, supported home care, employment, transportation, internships, housing and others. One of the things I specialized in was pretrial diversion program to help people get out of jail and prison populations and move into community supervision. I was the “diversion” supervisor. I like seeing people achieve things they have always envisioned and get inner satisfaction from it.
In my free time I like to volunteer, play sports (tennis and soccer), and research finance, laws and statutes.