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 Kenosha County Wisconsin - Brookside Care Center offering new incentives  to successful CNA applicants 27 September 2022 ( news )

Kenosha County Wisconsin - Brookside Care Center offering new incentives to successful CNA applicants 27 September 2022 ( news )

Kenosha County , state Wisconsin
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   Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center is now participating in a state program that offers educational support and cash incentives to successful certified nursing assistant applicants .
   The WisCaregiver program provides free training to candidates , no - cost admission to be placed on the Wisconsin CNA registry , and the opportunity to receive a $500 retention bonus after six months of successful employment as a CNA at Brookside , said Brookside Administrator Lynda Bogdala .
   While participa......ting in the program , students can get on - the - job training at Brookside while studying to work as a CNA , Bogdala said .
   “Brookside is pleased to be able to be a part of this program , which we hope will enhance our future direct - care workforce , ” Bogdala said . “As a county facility , we are able to offer benefits beyond those available from other employers . WisCaregiver is another advantage that makes us an employer of choice . ”
   Brookside’s recent affiliation with WisCaregiver comes in addition to other employment incentives that County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced earlier this year .
   Under a plan studied over several months and implemented in June , certified nursing assistant wages at Brookside were increased to a minimum of $17 . 10 per hour for existing staff who have been employed for at least a year . CNAs already earning that amount saw their wages increase to $19 . 13 per hour , and shift differential and weekend pay premiums were increased .
   Referral bonuses of $400 to $500 are being offered to current employees who refer a new CNA who remains on the job for six months , while the newly hired CNA will receive a bonus of $200 to $250 ( depending on full - time equivalent hours ) after six months of employment .
   “With the labor market still extremely tight , we’re taking these steps to attract and retain the staff we need to maintain our high standard of compassionate care , ” Bogdala said .
   Honored by national publications in recent years , Brookside is a 154 - bed facility offering long - term skilled nursing and short - term rehabilitation care . It’s neighboring facility , Willowbrook Assisted Living , offers assisted living and respite stay services , with staff on site 24 hours a day and 24/7 on - call licensed nursing serices .
   More information about the facilities is available at
   https://brooksidecarecenter . comand
   https://willowbrookofkenosha . com
    . More details about the WisCaregiver program are at
   https://wiscaregivercna . com
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