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Work at DHS: Career Opportunities

When you think about your next job, what do you see? Are you improving the lives of people around you? Working on a great team? Growing as a professional?

We may be the next best step for your career. The work we do helps people all over Wisconsin.

Whether you’re new to working or a seasoned professional, we have a job for you. Each of our 6,700 workers brings something special. That includes those who work in offices, at home, or in care and treatment facilities. Nurses. Custodians. Public health workers. Office managers. We’re all here to serve. We’d love to have you on the team.

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Career opportunities near you

We offer a range of services at 15 locations in Wisconsin. There are job openings across the state—from Chippewa Falls, to Madison, to Union Grove. Many of our jobs also have options to work from home.

We’re always in need of workers at our care and treatment facilities. There are seven facilities that help patients with mental disorders or intellectual disabilities. We have jobs open for people who work with patients and who support staff.

Easy job search

We list all open jobs at This is the Wisconsin state government’s jobs website.

Jobs at our care and treatment facilities

Career events

Join us to apply and interview in person. No experience needed and paid training is provided. Times and locations:

Every Tuesday
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wisconsin Resource Center
Job: Food Service Leaders

Administration Building
1505 North Dr.
Winnebago, WI 54985
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Every Wednesday
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Winnebago Mental Health Institute
Job: Food Service Assistants

Administration Building
4100 Treffert Dr.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
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Every Wednesday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Southern Wisconsin Center
Job: Direct Support Professionals (nursing assistants)

Wallace Hall
21425 Spring St.
Union Grove, WI 53182
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Every Thursday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Central Wisconsin Center
Job: Certified Nursing Assistants

Administration Building
317 Knutson Dr.
Madison, WI 53704
Get driving directions

Excellent benefits

As state employees, our workers have great benefits. These include paid time off, insurance, and a retirement plan. Many jobs offer paid training. There also are plenty of ways to advance in your career.

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A career that you’ll love

Our workers love what they do. But don’t take our word for it. Hear from a few people who work at our care and treatment facilities.

Employee testimonials

As a member of our team, you will have pride in knowing that your work is helping to build a better Wisconsin. Watch our employees explain why they love their jobs.

Jamie, nursing instructor

Jamie, a CWC employee

“I feel like this is my calling. And this is where I need to be. With this type of population.”

Chaun, nursing supervisor

Chaun, a WRC employee

“If you want to learn, grow, advance in your career, and work with a great group of folks, this is the place to work.”

Stephanie, resident care technician

Stephanie, a SWC employee

“I love the clients. I really do. Just the reaction you get when you walk into the room. They light up.”

Alan, resident care technician

Alan, a NWC employee

“This job has been so good for me in so many aspects. I have learned to be a better person.”

Nikki, nurse clinician


“It's a very rewarding job. You have great people you are working with. We are a team. We are like family.”

Last revised September 20, 2023