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Health Services, Department of

Certified Nursing Assistant - Northern Wisconsin Center 

Job Announcement Code(s): 16-02434

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  Job Working Title:
    Certified Nursing Assistant - Northern Wisconsin Center

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
The starting salary for these positions is $15.35 per hour, plus excellent benefits. This position is in pay schedule/range 06/12 and a twelve-month probationary period is required. An add-on of $0.80 an hour may be paid to supplement the base pay of employees in this position with a current and up to date CNA license.
Special Qualifications:
Must have and maintain a valid Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification.
Terrance McCann, Human Resources Director, 715-723-5542 x4150,
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We have a great opportunity available to make a difference for Wisconsin's residents. We are currently recruiting to fill multiple Resident Care Technician (RCT) positions at Northern Wisconsin Center (NWC) for the Developmentally Disabled in Chippewa Falls, WI.

Working hours include a combination of shifts of AM, PM and Night shifts. Weekends and holidays will be required. All applicants must be willing and available to cover all shifts and work overtime when needed. NWC employees enjoy several state benefits including a state retirement plan and excellent health insurance. Please note: All applicants must already be certified as a nursing assistant (CNA) to apply for this position.

Per the State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan, your hourly rate of pay will be $15.35 plus an $.80 add-on per hour with a night differential of forty-five cents ($0.45) per hour for all night hours worked (i.e. work hours between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.) and a weekend differential of sixty cents ($0.60) per hour for all weekend work hours (i.e. work hours on Saturday and Sunday).

Position Summary:   

A CNA at NWC, also called a Resident Care Technician (RCT) provides personal care, training and modeling to individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness, who may have a dual diagnosis in behavioral & psychiatric conditions, in activities of daily living, socialization, leisure-time activities and motor skill development.  The RCT provides appropriate assistance and supervision during workshop and leisure activities, and maintain a home-like and healthy environment.  As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the RCT participates in the assessment of needs, planning, implementation, documentation and evaluation of individual programs.  This position is under the general supervision of the Resident Care Supervisor.

Special Notes:   

Due to the nature of the position, all applicants who may be appointed to this position will be required to allow the Department of Health Services to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.


A minimally qualified applicant will have:

-Certification as a nursing assistant (CNA).
-Ability to work weekends and holidays and work overtime as needed.
-Ability to lift/move up to 55 lbs.

A well-qualified candidate will have:

-Knowledge of state and federal regulations applicable to the provision of care and treatment of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
-Basic computer skills, including MS Office and Outlook.

How To Apply:   

To apply for this position, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information and attach a resume that describes how your knowledge skills and abilities relate to the above qualifications.

To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process.

You will be required to upload a current resume and complete a civil service assessment consisting of three mandatory questions. Your responses to the assessment will be used to determine your eligibility for this vacancy.

Resumes may not be substituted for answering these questions. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an email, as a hard copy or a fax. If you have any questions regarding Wisc.Jobs or need assistance using the system, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.

*Please note that while we are continuously reviewing applications for our CNA positions, you may not be contacted for several weeks after you apply. Please continue to monitor your email for further communication.


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