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Health Services, Department of

Psychiatric Care Technician - Limited Term Employment 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00666

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Psychiatric Care Technician (LTE)

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is $16.65 per hour. Pay schedule/range: 05-31.
Special Qualifications:

Gina Lippold-Ruby at or (920) 235-4910 ext. 2512
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
Assessment Information:
See "How to Apply" below.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), 

Winnebago Mental Health Institute (WMHI) is recruiting to fill multiple Psychiatric Care Technician Limited Term Employment positions. These PCT (Certified Nursing Assistant)  LTE positions will provide individualized care to assigned patients For more information on Limited Term Employment (LTE), please click the following link: Limited Term Employment

WMHI is a psychiatric hospital providing quality mental health services to children, adolescents and adults. The facility has a beautiful campus located on Lake Winnebago with adjacent walking paths by the lake for employees to use during break periods.

Position Summary:   This position implements Individualized Treatment Plans, monitors and observes patient conditions, maintains patient records, and maintains the safety of the personnel and patients. This position will assist with maintaining a clean and safe environment, participate as a team member in patient treatment planning, and assist with orientating new patients and staff. Ongoing training/education related to patient care will be provided.

Special Notes:   

Due to the nature of these positions, all applicants who may be appointed 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. 

Individuals must be able to lift fifty pounds several times a day. In addition, individuals need to have the ability to perform complex motor skills and use specialized equipment. Prior to beginning employment, candidates selected must pass a physical abilities test and pre-employment health assessments, at the employer’s expense.

We are seeking candidates who are willing and available to work full-time during the summer months, and are available to work part-time hours once summer ends, or for students, when the school semester begins. We will also consider candidates who want to work part-time hours during the summer.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidate must be able to maintain a certified nursing assistant (CNA) certification with the State of Wisconsin. 

    ***Applicants holding an active CNA certification in good standing from another state may be able to transfer CNA certification to Wisconsin via reciprocity.  Access the application by going to the following website: Wi Nurse Aid Program.  This must be completed by the start of employment.

    A well-qualified candidate will have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.

  • Ability to observe patients and maintain accurate records.

  • Ability to use security techniques.

  • Ability to use interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients.
  • How To Apply:   To apply, please email a resume, along with three professional references (at least two of which need to be current or former supervisors) to Beth Parnell via email  Please reference "PCT LTE" in the subject line. 

    Applications will be accepted until the needs of the facility are met.


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