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Certified Nursing Assistant - Southern Wisconsin Center, $2000 Sign-on Bonus 
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-00601

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    Certified Nursing Assistant

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Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Evening 2nd Shift (3pm to 11pm or similar hours)
Evening 3rd Shift (11pm to 7am or similar hours)
Starting hourly pay is $18.06. A $1.20 add-on will be added for all hours worked after initial training period. A $0.45 night and $0.60 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 SWC for a minimum of one year to retain the bonus. Bonus will be split, $1000 upon hire and $1000 after one year. Pay schedule/range is 06/11. 12 month probation is required.
Stacy Koenig, HR Specialist Sr,
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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS),Southern Wisconsin Center (SWC) is currently recruiting to fill multiple Resident Care Technician (RCT)/Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) positions.

SWC is a state operated Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. SWC provides a wide variety of programs and services designed to assist and prepare individuals to live successfully in the setting that best meets their needs. Located in southern Wisconsin in Union Grove, SWC brings together a rich history and state of the art treatment approaches for the new millennium. Click here to see what working at SWC is all about!

State of Wisconsin benefits package includes at least 3.5 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample sick time, a top rated health plan, multiple insurance options and an exceptional retirement plan.

Please note: The employment register established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies on a variety of shifts as they occur over the next six months or longer.

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. In addition to the hourly salary, employees who work night hours will receive a $0.45 add-on per hour and employees who work weekend hours will receive a $0.60 add-on per hour.

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must follow the instructions below to apply. Candidates who successfully complete the online application will receive an email inviting them to attend an interview at Southern Wisconsin Center, Learning Resource Center located at 21425 Spring Street, Union Grove, WI on the dates listed below:

  • Thursday, February 25th, 2021

  • Friday, March 19th, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Monday, March 22nd, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m..

  • Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Note: Due to Covid-19 all candidates who are invited to the interviews will be screened by getting their temperature checked prior to being allowed into the bulding. Masks are mandatory

    Candidates that applied previously should not apply again.

    Position Summary:   

    CNAs at SWC provide care to individuals with intellectual disabilities; provide personal hygiene care to residents including bathing, grooming, and toileting. RCTs also help new residents adjust to their living area; observe and report behavioral, mental, and physical changes in residents; record and summarize information in daily logs, clinical records, etc. RCTs assist seated or lying residents to a standing position by pulling and lifting; and work cooperatively with others to promote a positive living environment.

    Special Notes:   

    • Due to the nature of these positions, all applicants will be required to allow the Department of Health Services to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled.

    • All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by Southern Wisconsin Center 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 up to 55 lbs, carrying, bending, sitting, kneeling, and stooping.  Applicants may be required to pass a physical evaluation to assess these requirements.

    • All appointees will be required to successfully complete New Employee Orientation training, which includes training in physical control techniques and therapeutic interventions with patients.


    Minimum Requirements:

    • Must have and maintain a valid Wisconsin Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification.

    • Must be willing and available to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime when needed including staying for the next shift (up to 15.5 hours total in one shift) working additional shifts as assigned to maintain facility staffing requirements. 

    In addition to the minimum requirements above, well qualified applicants will have:

    • Ability to participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team. 

    • Ability to work independently and without close supervision.

    • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

    How To Apply:   

    In order to be considered you must apply online via Wisc.Jobs . Application materials will not be accepted if received in an email or fax. To apply online, you will need to create an account. For instructions, click here. In addition, there is a three question assessment attached to this application that you must complete in order to successfully submit the application.

    Questions can be directed to Sarah Ocampo at

     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.

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