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Health Services, Department of

Certified Nursing Assistant (Intensive Treatment Program) $2000 Sign-On Bonus 

Job Announcement Code(s): 18-02848

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Certified Nursing Assistant - Intensive Treatment Program

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Evening 2nd Shift (3pm to 11pm or similar hours)
Evening 3rd Shift (11pm to 7am or similar hours)
Starting pay will be $16.78 which includes an $.80 add-on. A $.45 night and $.60 weekend differential are also available. A $2000 sign-on bonus applies to those who do not have any prior state service in the last five years and must stay with CWC for a minimum of one year to retain the bonus. Bonus will be split, $1000 upon hire and $1000 after one year. This position is in pay schedule/range 06/12 and a 12-month probationary period is required.
Special Qualifications:
Must have current CNA certification.
Roanne Quinn, Human Resources Specialist, 608-267-4945,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

*Pay will be set in accordance with the State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan in effect at the time of appointment.

The Central Wisconsin Center (CWC) with the Department of Health Services (DHS) is recruiting for multiple Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), also known as Resident Care Technicians - Advanced. CWC is a nationally recognized, long-term care and short-term care organization which supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. CWC is located at 317 Knutson Drive on the North side of Madison.

CWC is one of three State-operated Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (ICF-IDD) which provides residential care and active treatment for approximately 200 individuals. CWC full-time employees enjoy several State benefits including 3.5 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, an ample amount of sick time, a top-rated health plan, multiple insurance options, and an exceptional retirement plan. CWC also has a 24/7 fitness center, free parking, and is on the Madison Metro bus route. For more information about State employee benefits, click here.

There are multiple shifts available. Hours worked will be either 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm or 10:00 pm - 6:30 am.  These positions require the ability to work scheduled hours as needed (day, evening, night, weekends, and holidays), including overtime as needed with shifts up to 16 hours long.

There are positions available that will work approximately 40 hours a week, as well as positions available that will work approximately 32 hours a week.

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This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

Position Summary:   

The CNA positions are responsible for the care of behaviorally complex individuals admitted to the Intensive Treatment Program (ITP) at CWC. In addition to assisting the Activities of Daily Living as indicated, active treatment and achievement of individualized goals for the admission, the CNA must demonstrate the ability to adapt to a changing census and level of medical acuity and assignment on short notice. The position also incorporates advanced knowledge of ID/DD unique needs in the plan of care. The CNA is responsible to adhere to ID/IID regulations pertaining to, but not limited to: individual protections, active treatment services, individual behavior programs, health care services, and dietary services.

Special Notes:   

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

All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by CWC or medical personnel approved by the facility prior to their start date.

This position has physical requirements which may include, but are not limited to: lifting 55 pounds, bending, kneeling, crawling, and twisting. Applicants may be required to pass a physical evaluation to assess these requirements.


Minimally qualified applicants will have:

  • A valid CNA certification.

  • The ability to work additional hours on nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.

  • The ability to cover all shifts and work overtime as needed.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

Well-qualified applicants will have experience:

  • Providing direct care to behaviorally complex individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

  • Reading, interpreting, and applying complex information included in treatment programs or frequently changing plans of care.

  • Building positive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, customers, etc.

How To Apply:   

Click on the "Preview Assessment" link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.

After you have previewed the assessment and would like 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. Attach your current resume (in a Word or PDF compatible format). Your resume is a very important part of your application at DHS and is used during the evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they are related to this job. For suggestions on what to include when developing your resume, please click here. To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incomplete format, an email, as a hard copy, or as a fax.

Applicants deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.

Permanent classified State employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion) must complete the application process to apply.

Please note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on WDVA's website.


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