3506 Washington Rd, Kenosha, WI 53144, USA Req #671
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Thank you for your interest in employment with Kenosha County!




At Brookside Care Center, a Kenosha County facility, employees are 100% responsible for our first-class reputation within the community. We strive for excellence in providing outstanding care and services to our guests. We choose quality employees who are willing to work as a team and are dedicated to our mission.  Come join our team of caregivers at our state-of-the-art facility!


In addition to 24 hour per day Registered Nursing staff, we have a full complement of Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants who deliver the highest quality nursing care to each of our residents, encouraging them to reach their optimal state of health and wellbeing.

We offer skilled rehabilitation nursing services, assisting short-term clients to heal and return to their previous living settings as quickly as possible, as well as services geared towards those who require the assistance of a skilled facility on a long-term basis and those nearing the end of life. Our services include, but are not limited to, post-surgical care, IV infusion therapy, respiratory services, wound care (directed by a wound care certified nurse), peritoneal dialysis, pain management, restorative nursing, dementia care, and hospice care.

We are dedicated to the model of Person Directed Care and work closely with residents, families, and the rest of the interdisciplinary team, to formulate a plan of care designed around the resident’s goals.

We promote continuing education for all of our nursing staff by offering online education as well as live in-house programs. We encourage our staff to remain current in the standards of nursing practice as well as working to improve their skills.

Brookside is also proud to contribute to the future of nursing by serving as a clinical practice site for Gateway Technical College’s A.D.N. and C.N.A. programs, Carthage College and Herzing University’s B.S.N. programs, and the Marquette University M.S.N. program. We are honored to help develop the nurses who will serve our community for years to come.


Kenosha County is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and is an

Equal Opportunity Employer.



  • Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Part-time, 8, 16, and 24 hour minimum postings; may work up to 40 hours per week
  • Must work alternating weekends and holidays



  • Minimum = $18.92 per hour
  • Midpoint = $21.50 per hour
  • Maximum = $24.08 per hour
  • Starting pay commensurate with experience
  • Great benefits are available to full-time employees and are prorated for part-time employees



  • Performs a variety of routine duties relating to the personal care of residents
  • Bathes, shampoos, and dresses residents
  • Attends to other personal and grooming needs such as combing hair, brushing teeth, and reading mail
  • Takes temperatures and pulses
  • Cleans equipment, including wheelchairs and lifts
  • Reports any changes in residents' behavior or health
  • Assists in lifting, elevating, and positioning residents
  • Passes food trays
  • Encourages residents to feed themselves and assists when necessary
  • Assists residents to dining area and other activities
  • Walks and exercises residents as directed
  • Distributes residents' personal laundry
  • Makes room checks on night shifts, reporting any changes in conditions
  • Cleans up after resident accidents
  • Performs related work as required or assigned



Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Prior experience in a nursing home setting or hospital preferred but not required
  • Or any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the job

Licenses or Certifications

  • Currently listed as a CNA on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry as eligible for state and federal facilities
  • Valid driver’s license



Knowledge of:

  • The principles, methods, and standards of nurse aide practices
  • Health care, sanitation, hygiene, and medical treatment
  • Basic computer usage

Ability to:

  • Maintain confidentiality requirements
  • Work with physicians, nurses, attendants, residents, and the general public
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions and assignments
  • Maintain effective communication and open, collaborative relationships with nursing and other facility staff
  • Communicate effectively with residents, family members or responsible parties, staff, physicians, and others as required



  • Health, dental, and vision insurance effective first of month following 30 days of employment, with the ability to reduce premium contribution through participation in a wellness program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Twelve Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Plan:  Participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System which includes County-paid life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement     



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This job is placed at a medium physical demand level.

  • Lift 50 pounds from floor to waist and 20 pounds from waist to shoulder
  • Carry 50 pounds for up to 20 feet
  • Push/pull 60 horizontal force pounds for 10 feet



  • Application Review - Qualifying
  • Oral Interview - Qualifying
  • Background Check - Qualifying
  • Physical Examination/Drug Screen - Qualifying


If you require accommodations at any point in the selection process because of a disability, please notify Human Resources in advance for arrangements.


To learn more about the Brookside Care Center, please visit:  http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/224/Brookside-Care-Center


The recruitment for Certified Nursing Assistants will be continuous in nature and there will not be an identified closing date for this posting.  As vacancies occur, the hiring team will refer to the applicant list for qualified candidates.


Kenosha County is a Wisconsin Retirement System participating employer.  Your participation is required, which includes an employee contribution.


This position is located in Kenosha County, a growing community along the shores of Lake Michigan and less than an hour away from Milwaukee and Chicago.  To see why Kenosha County is a great place to live, work, and play, visit:  https://www.visitkenosha.com/


Thank you for your interest in employment with Kenosha County! 


Kenosha County is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • 3506 Washington Rd, Kenosha, WI 53144, USA