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Department of Health Services
CNA (Intensive Treatment Program) $2000 Sign-On Bonus 
Job Announcement Code(s): 21-00224

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    Certified Nursing Assistant (Intensive Treatment Program)

Type of Employment:
Full Time (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 $20.50 per hour, which includes an $1.20 CNA add-on for hours worked. 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 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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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.

We are looking to fill multiple Resident Care Technician-Advanced also known as CNA – Intensive Treatment Program 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 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 $32/month for single plans and $80/month for family plans after two months of state service.

Working hours include a combination of shifts of AM (6:45 AM – 3:15 PM), PM (2:45-11:15 PM) and night (11:00 PM – 7:00 AM) shifts. Weekends and holidays will be required. 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 and employees who work weekend hours will receive a $0.60 add-on per hour.

Position Summary:   

The Resident Care Technician-Advanced Intensive Treatment Program (RCT-Adv-ITP) 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.

The RCT-Adv-ITP 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. The position is responsible to display competency working with individuals in SWC’s Intensive Treatment Program. The RCT-Adv- ITP is responsible for mentoring the RCT-Objective staff in providing ongoing Active Treatment when they are assigned to work in the ITP. The RCT-Adv ITP is responsible for providing direct care to individuals with increased or unusual behavior acuity. Through management of material and personnel resources, actions, and words, foster an environment that brings SWC’s mission to life: Through dedicated teamwork we proudly and professionally support individuals living their lives to the fullest.

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 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 4-8 weeks of employment. Training period length is determined based on certification. This training period is full-time, Monday-Friday at SWC.

Employer-paid training will be provided to appointees who are not currently certified as Nursing Assistants. All appointees must obtain a valid CNA certification within the training period in order to maintain employment.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Valid CNA Certification OR experience providing direct support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities with mental health or behavioral disorders.

  • Must be willing and available to attend the required training full-time, Monday-Friday during the first 4-8 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)

  • 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.

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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