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Certified Nursing Assistant - Northern Wisconsin Center 
Job Announcement Code(s): 21-00023

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    Certified Nursing Assistant

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Evening 2nd Shift (3pm to 11pm or similar hours)
Pay for this position is $19.30 per hour. A $1.20 add-on will be added for all hours worked after initial training. A 12-month probationary period is required and is in pay schedule and range 06/12. Pay will be set in accordance with the Compensation Plan in effect at the time of appointment.
Special Qualifications:
Must have and maintain a valid Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification.
Terrance McCann, Human Resources Director, 715-723-5542 x4150,
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The Northern Wisconsin Center (NWC) is recruiting to fill multiple Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Resident Care Technician (RCT) positions in Chippewa Falls.

NWC is a short-term assessment and treatment facility for individuals who have an intellectual disability as well as a mental illness and aggressive or challenging behaviors. The programming is designed to prepare people to live successfully in a community setting. NWC is one of three centers for individuals with intellectual disabilities managed by the Division of Care and Treatment Services. Click here to see what working for NWC is all about!

State of Wisconsin benefits include 3.5 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample sick time, a top rated health plan, an exceptional retirement plan, and multiple low-cost insurance options starting at $32/month for single plans and $80/month for family plans after two months of service.

We offer a night differential of forty-five cents ($0.45) per hour for all night hours worked (i.e. work hours between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.) and a weekend differential of sixty cents ($0.60) per hour for all weekend work hours (i.e. work hours on Saturday and Sunday).

Please note: This recruitment will be used to fill multiple vacancies across all shifts as they occur for the next six months or longer.

Position Summary:   

A CNA at NWC provides personal care, training and modeling to individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness in activities of daily living, socialization, leisure-time activities and motor skill development. The CNA provides appropriate assistance and supervision during workshop and leisure activities, and maintain a home-like and healthy environment. As a member of the interdisciplinary team, this position participates in the assessment of needs, planning, implementation, documentation and evaluation of individual programs. This position is required to work with residents who are served on an intensive treatment program (ITP) and are responsible for providing direct care to individuals who present increased or unusual behavior acuity and/or mental illness.

Special Notes:   

All applicants will be required to allow DHS 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 NWC 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, standing and walking on hard surfaces, kneeling, stooping, bending, reaching, squatting, pushing, pulling, climbing stairs and twisting.  Applicants may be required to pass a physical evaluation to assess these requirements.


Minimally qualified applicants will have:

  • Must have and maintain a valid Wisconsin Certified Nursing Assistant 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) or working additional shifts as assigned to maintain facility staffing requirements.

  • Effective communication skills.

Well-qualified applicants will have:

  • Experience with the developmental, behavioral and health needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

  • Ability to apply active treatment principals and follow individualized plans of care for residents.

How To Apply:   

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 respond to two questions. Applicants must complete the online process to be considered. 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 email, as a hard copy or a fax.

Questions regarding your interview status can be directed to the HR Director listed above. Questions regarding your online application can be directed to Roanne Quinn at

Please note:  We are continuously reviewing applications for our CNA positions, however, you may not be contacted for several weeks after you apply. Please continue to monitor your email for further communication.

Current or former state employees must complete the online application process to apply. Pay for current state of Wisconsin employees is based on the compensation plan in effect at the time of appointment.

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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