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Grow the Career and Future You’ve Always Wanted

Don't just live, thrive with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services

At the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, we’re not just offering jobs; we're offering the chance for you to make a difference in a community that values growth, opportunity, and a quality of life that’s second to none. Join our team, to find purpose and thrive in every aspect of your life, both professionally and personally.

We’re actively seeking dedicated professionals for our Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS) to fill essential health care positions in our seven care and treatment facilities across Wisconsin. If you’re ready to advance your career and enrich your personal life, all while creating an impact on the lives of the patients under our care, explore our available positions.

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Division of Care and Treatment Services

Dedicated to enhancing both individual and community health, the Division of Care and Treatment Services ensures all Wisconsin residents can flourish. Our comprehensive support across seven facilities encompasses psychiatric care, support for intellectual disabilities, community mental health and substance use services, specialized criminal justice system treatment, and advocacy for client rights. Join us in our mission to support individual and community health and well-being.

Explore careers by job title

We offer a variety of career paths for those driven to make a difference. Many of our positions include a $2,000 sign-on bonus.

Registered nurses (RN)

Registered nurse

Aspiring or seasoned, find a nursing role that aligns with your skills and passions. 

Psychiatrists and psychologists

Psychiatrist or psychologist

Join a long tradition of excellence and contribute to our vision of optimal living for all.

Certified nursing assistants (CNAs)

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Build a meaningful career in health care supporting others to achieve their fullest potential.

Explore careers by location and treatment facility

No matter where you settle in the state, you’ll find Wisconsin is a great place to work and live. Explore nursing, psychology, psychiatry, and CNA careers by location and our care and treatment facilities.

Chippewa Falls is not just a city; it's a community where you can grow both personally and professionally. Renowned for its exceptional schools, welcoming neighborhoods, affordable living, and strong work values, it's the perfect place for your next career move. Learn more about living and working in the Chippewa Falls area: Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce.

Career opportunities in Chippewa Falls:

Northern Wisconsin Center
Join our team to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illnesses, guiding them towards greater independence.

Apply now: Certified nursing assistants 

Madison, celebrated as one of Wisconsin’s most vibrant cities, offers an eclectic mix of outdoor activities, culinary delights, and cultural experiences. It’s a city that values community, education, and sustainability. Learn more about living and working in the Madison area: Destination Madison.

Available career opportunities in Madison:

Central Wisconsin Center
Help enrich the lives of those with intellectual disabilities, supporting them in achieving their fullest potential.

Mendota Mental Health Institute
Make a significant impact by providing crucial mental health services to people undergoing legal and mental health evaluations and found not guilty of a crime due to a mental illness. 

In Mauston, life is about connecting with nature, enjoying affordable living, and contributing to a tight-knit community. It’s where professional fulfillment meets outdoor adventure. Learn more about living and working in the Mauston area: Juneau County Economic Development Corporation.

Available career opportunities in Mauston:

Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center
Play a pivotal role in safely reintegrating individuals back into the community, focusing on treatment and research for those with a history of sexual aggression.

Oshkosh is a city that prides itself on providing exceptional health care, education, and a variety of employment opportunities. It’s an inviting place to live and work, with plenty of room for professional growth. Learn more about living and working in the Oshkosh area: Discover Oshkosh.

Available career opportunities in Oshkosh:

Winnebago Mental Health Institute
Assist individuals of all ages with complex psychiatric conditions in their journey towards recovery.

Wisconsin Resource Center
Contribute to developing innovative mental health treatments for state prison residents, enabling them to access specialized mental health services that restore their potential for successful reintegration into the community. 

Apply now: Psychiatrist

Centrally located in Racine County, between Chicago and Milwaukee, Union Grove offers a unique blend of accessibility and community warmth. It’s an ideal place for professionals looking to balance career and quality of life. Learn more about living and working in the Union Grove area: Racine County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Available career opportunities in Union Grove:

Southern Wisconsin Center
Join our efforts to support adults with intellectual disabilities, helping them to lead fulfilling lives.

Our commitment to you

As a valued team member and a State of Wisconsin employee, you’ll not only impact lives in need of support but also enjoy a competitive benefits package tailored around your needs. Our benefits include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Personal leave hours and sick leave hours
  • Pension/retirement plan

More details: 2024 Employee Benefit Summary, P-02873 (PDF).

Why Wisconsin?

Moving for a job is more about than just the position. It’s about creating a life you love, in a place where you can truly thrive. Wisconsin is that place. With its vibrant communities, diverse landscapes, and a four-season climate that celebrates outdoor adventure all year round, Wisconsin offers an unmatched quality of life. Below are a few reasons why you should make the move. You’ll thrive and feel right at home in Wisconsin.

Community and culture

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Dive into the lively world of culture, music, and arts, surrounded by welcoming communities and an embracing atmosphere.

Natural beauty

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Experience the joy of all four seasons, from serene parks to dynamic cityscapes.

Affordable living

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Enjoy a lower-than-average cost of living without compromising on lifestyle.

Educational excellence

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Access top-tier education for all ages, from acclaimed universities to quality K-12 schools.

Don't just live, thrive

This is more than a change of scenery—it’s an invitation to transform your life. Explore the opportunities and possibilities waiting for you in Wisconsin with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Be part of a forward-thinking team dedicated to reshaping individual and community health and well-being.

Interested or have questions? Contact Roanne Halcarz, our health care position recruiter. Send an email to roanne.halcarz@dhs.wisconsin.gov.

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This page was created with support from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's Talent Marketing Cooperative Initiative.

Last revised April 5, 2024