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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA Training Provided) $2000 Sign-On Bonus 
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-02489

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    Certified Nursing Assistant

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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)
The starting pay is $18.06 per hour. A $1.20 add-on will be added for all hours worked after initial training. A $.45 night differential and $.60 weekend differential are available. Candidates who are new to state service are eligible for a sign-on bonus of $2000 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 and range 06/11 and has a 12-month probationary period.
Allyvia Vang, Human Resources Specialist,
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Pay will be set in accordance with the Compensation Plan in effect at the time of appointment.

Do you have a passion to help others while earning a competitive wage with phenomenal benefits? We provide successful applicants with paid on-the-job CNA Certification training.

Click here to see what working for Central Wisconsin Center is all about.

We are currently recruiting for start dates in 2021 of: March 2nd, April 13th, May 26th, July 20th, August 31st, and October 12th. The initial 8 weeks of on the job training will be daytime hours Monday through Friday.

A $0.45 differential will be paid for night hours worked, and a $0.60 differential will be paid for weekend hours worked. The differentials will be combined for $1.05 when working nights on weekends.

The Central Wisconsin Center (CWC) provides short-term and residential services to assist people living with intellectual disabilities in acquiring the personal skills needed to reach their highest potential. CWC is located at 317 Knutson Drive on the North side of Madison. Current available shifts for this position include AM/PM/NOC, and rotating.

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, low-cost 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. Our employees also receive an extensive orientation program and on-site CPR training.

Low-cost insurance options starting at $32/month for single plans and $80/month for family plans after two months of state service.

Candidates who successfully complete the online application will receive an email within 1-2 weeks inviting them to attend a short multiple choice assessment and interviews that will be held at CWC.

The short multiple choice assessment and interviews are being held every Thursday between 9:00AM and 3:00PM. Successful completion of the applicant check-in, assessment completion, and interview may take approximately two hours. Walk-ins are welcome.

All candidates must bring a photo ID with signature.

If you are currently CNA Certified in the State of Wisconsin, please click here to apply to job announcement 2002798.

Position Summary:   
  • Provide care to individuals with intellectual disabilities

  • 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.

  • Work cooperatively with others to promote a positive living environment

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 Central 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, 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 RCT training program during the first 8 weeks of employment. This training period is full-time, Monday-Friday at CWC.

All appointees must obtain a valid Wisconsin Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification within the first 120 days of employment. Employer-paid training will be provided to appointees who are not currently certified as Nursing Assistants.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older upon appointment.

  • Must be willing and available to attend the required training full-time, Monday-Friday during the first 8 weeks 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)

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and interpret charts/diagrams and policies/procedures.

  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team and interact with others.

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

  • Conflict resolution skills.

  • Skills in multi-tasking and prioritization.

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 these positions, 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 (in a Word or PDF compatible format). To be considered for these positions, applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for these positions. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an email, as a hard copy, or as a fax.

If you have successfully submitted your application, please monitor your email for further instructions.

Questions regarding the in person assessment and interviews can be directed to Tanya Ketelboeter at 608-301-1780, Technical issues or questions regarding your application can be directed to Allyvia Vang or

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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