our behavior consultants

XCEPTED CORP. FOUNDER & OWNER

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Xcepted Corporation founder and owner Sherrie Handshoe, MSW, LCSW, has a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) degree, a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has nine years of experience working with the intellectually-disabled population in the capacity of a behavior consultant.

 

Sherrie has experience working with those on the Autism spectrum and those with sensory processing issues. She takes each case individually and accepts the challenge to make a difference in the individual’s life along with the lives of those around the individual. 


Sherrie has experience in training direct-care professionals and parents in developing and implementing behavior modification in the home and at work, as well as in community and school settings. She will take on any challenging behaviors, striving to make a difference in the client’s life.


Prior to working with individuals in the Medicaid Waiver program, she worked with juveniles in Allen County. 



BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT: Jennifer Hayes, MSW

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Jennifer, earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in May 2008 from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) through a cohort program offered at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (now known as Purdue Fort Wayne). Prior to becoming a Behavior Consultant, she worked with youth and their families for the Indiana Department of Child Services for 21 years.


She enjoys practicing in a field serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, assisting them to improve their quality of life, building lasting relationships, and improving personal growth. Her goal is to enhance the skills of the individual by centering on a client-driven, strength-based approach in which the client's goals and personal strengths are the priority of the treatment team.


Jennifer was excited to join Xcepted Corporation in October 2018 after four years of working as a Behavior Consultant in Allen County, Grant County, and surrounding Indiana counties.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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We are an equal opportunity business employing caring and compassionate behavior consultants. All of our behavior consultants must have a Master’s Degree in one or more of the following areas:


  • Clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, or another applied health service area of psychology;
  • Special Education;
  • Social Work; or
  • Counseling and meet one of the following Indiana state criteria: A) Be a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed under IC 25-23.6; B) Be a licensed clinical social worker under IC 25-23.6; C) Be a licensed mental health counselor under IC 25-23.6; or D) Have a master's degree in a human services field and be able to demonstrate to the Behavior Management Committee of the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) that you either have coursework or five years of experience in devising, implementing, and monitoring behavior support plans.

Behavior consultants must be self-motivated and self-disciplined, must have integrity, and must possess compassion and passion for helping those with intellectual disabilities that we serve. 

If you would like to work for Xcepted Corporation, please email your resume to shandshoe@xceptedcorp.org

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Behavior Consultant: Brooke Lane, MSW

Brooke has a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) degree, from Indiana University. She has a Bachelor of social Work obtained from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Brooke has eleven years of experience working with the intellectually-disabled population, prior to becoming a Behavior Consultant.  She worked as a direct care professional supporting individuals in Medicaid waiver homes, supportive living and workshop setting.  Brooke worked her way up to Program Coordinator, coordinating training, staffing and services for members with intellectual disabilities. She has two years of experience working with families and children involved in the Department of Child Services.  Brooke provided case management and behavioral modification to children involved in with the Department. 

Brooke understands the working systems within the waiver world. She has experience working with individuals of all variance of needs.  Brooke maintains a client centered approach and strongly advocates for each client’s needs. She has experience advocating for needs within the school corporation, community and Medicaid waiver setting. Brooke enjoys working with those with intellectual disabilities and making positive changes in their lives.

Behavior Consultant: Brandi Blankenbeckler, MA

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Brandi has a Master’s of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis.  She experience working in the capacity of a CNA/QMA in the medical field.  Brandi has worked several years as a Direct Support Professional, working with children and adults  with Disabilities.  She has worked as an RBT at an ABA clinic with children from the ages of two to thirteen.  Brandi loves helping others and the joy it brings.  


Brandi finds great pleasure meeting families and individuals that she serves and helping the individual have a meaningful life.  Compassion, dedication and communication are very important to her.  Brandi is excited to be a part of Xcepted Corp and looking forward to the growth and opportunities in the field.