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Department of Health Services
Certified Nursing Assistant - Lead Worker ($2000 Sign-On Bonus) 
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-01376

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    RCT-A Lead

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Full Time (40 hrs/week)
The starting pay is $20.50 per hour which includes an $1.20 CNA add-on for hours worked, differential are also available. Pay will be set based on the State Comp plan. 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 at hire and $1000 after one year. This position is in pay schedule/range 06/12 and a 12 month probationary period is required
Stacy Koenig, HR Specialist Sr,
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We are looking to fill multiple Resident Care Technician-Advanced also known as CNA – Lead positions at the Department of Health Services (DHS), Southern Wisconsin Center (SWC) in Union Grove, WI.

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 Benefits include at least 3.5 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, an ample amount of sick leave, a top-rated health plan, an exceptional retirement plan and low-cost insurance options starting at $31/month for single plans and $78/month for family plans after two months of state service.

Second Shift (2:45 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.) and Third Shift ( 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.) positions available. Weekends and holidays will be required if falls on your rotating schedule. All applicants must be willing and available to cover all shifts and work overtime as needed. In addition to the hourly salary, employees who work night hours will receive a $0.45 add-on per hour for hours worked and employees who work weekend hours will receive a $0.60 add-on per hour for hours worked.

A $2000 sign-on bonus applies to those who do not have any prior state service in the last five years. Recipients must stay with SWC for a minimum of one year to retain the bonus. Bonus will be split, $1000 at hire and $1000 after one year.

Position Summary:   

The RCT Advanced Lead Worker (Unit) position is responsible to display competency working in every residential building while mentoring and coaching RCT-Obj. staff in providing ongoing Active Treatment for the majority of their time. This lead worker position participates in, and is responsible for, providing active treatment, promoting independence and choice, and implementing the treatment programs defined by each individual program plan in accordance with Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) regulations. It is responsible to adhere to ICF/IID regulations pertaining to, but not limited to: resident protections, active treatment services, resident behavior programs, health care services, and dietary services. This position is also responsible for transporting and providing direct support to individuals during on-Unit medical/dental appointments

Special Notes:   

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 SWC 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, kneeling, crawling, twisting, and balancing. Applicants may be required to pass a physical evaluation to assess these requirements.

All appointees will be required to successfully complete the New Employee Orientation training program during the first week of employment. Training period length is determined based on certification. This training period is full-time, Monday-Friday at SWC.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Valid CNA Certification(will be verified upon appointment)

  • Must be willing and available to attend the required training full-time, Monday-Friday during the first week of employment

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

  • Experience utilizing computer programs (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite, internet, etc.)

  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

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

  • Experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Experience following individualized plans of care for patients or residents.

  • Experience working cooperatively with co-workers, supervisors, patients/residents, etc.

  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills

  • Experience being a lead worker and/or supervisor in a health care setting

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, interested applicants who would like to apply for this position will apply on-line via Wisc.Jobs. 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). 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 incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy or a fax.

Applicants deemed eligible may 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, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the online 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 the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ website.

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