Consultant Name: Shannon Molepske
Company Name: Progressive Community Services, Inc.
Phone Number: 608-438-0792
Job Title: IRIS Consultant
Care Responsibilities: I support individuals to self-direction their services in order to meet their needs and their individual outcomes and achieve personal goals. I provide community resources including agencies to develop a support plan.
Name of Institution: Edgewood College
Major/Degree: Organizational Leadership/BS
Name of Certification/Accreditation: Long Term Care Functional Screener
Certifying Agency: DHS
Date Certification was Obtained: 2022
(e.g., working with autism, the elderly, employment for people with disabilities or youth in transition, mental health, experience with assisted technology)
I have 30+ years of experience supporting children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities in community, home and work settings. I started teaching special education catechism classes as a teenager and met some amazing children that changed my life! I then went on to work as a camp counselor for children & adults with disabilities throughout my early college career. I then worked as a job coach and eventually a case manager for six years in a supportive employment program. During that time, I developed ‘job clubs’ for those in our program, teaching new workers about hygiene, organization, communication, professional boundaries, natural supports, etc. and anything else they were interested in learning! Throughout the years I have also visited classrooms and organizations, talking to students, teachers and professionals about inclusion. My most recent experience was working with United Cerebral Palsy in the Youth Resources/Respite Program. I began my involvement with UCP providing direct care to children & teens, promoting inclusion in daycare/camp & community settings. I went on to become the Onboarding Coordinator for the same department, helping find the ideal staff to best support the individuals and families in our care.
County/Region I’m familiar with
South Central Wisconsin
Languages or Communication Skills
I’m comfortable with pets in the home
More about me
I’ve grown up throughout the Midwest, living in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio & Wisconsin. I am a huge Disney fan and love and appreciate anything creative and imaginative, which has served me well as a mother of two! When I’m not working, I love to; travel with my husband and two kiddos, spend time laughing with family & friends, be outdoors (especially dining al fresco!), listen to 80’s music, watch scary movies and read mystery novels.