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Date:  May 1, 2024

Manteno, IL, US, 60950

Job Requisition ID:  36302

Agency :  Department of Veterans' Affairs 
Posting ID: REQ 36302

Posting Date: 05/16/2024

Closing Date: 05/31/2024 
Salary:   $3,789 - $5,187/Monthly; CBA language applies; Anticipated starting salary $3,789/Monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried 
County:   Kankakee  
Number of Vacancies:   3  
Plan/BU:   RC009   


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

1 position Unit 3E, 1 position Unit 1E, 1 position Unit 2W


Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking to hire a Certified Nursing Assistant. This position will serve under the general supervision of the Nursing Supervisor, this position will perform nursing assistance and personal care services for individuals with physical and/or mental impairments who reside in homes operated by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) to meet regulatory guidelines for DVA and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH); assistance typically includes physical care, activities of daily living, patient feeding, bathing, personal hygiene care, ambulation, transfer of residents, dressing needs; takes and records vital signs; prepares and maintains records and reports. This unique opportunity offers an exceptional benefit package to include health insurance, including eye care and dental, Deferred Compensation, life insurance, and retirement. If you desire to become a valued member of a hard-working and respected team and up for a challenge or a change in your career, please take this opportunity to apply for this rewarding and gratifying position.

Job Responsibilities

  1. 25% Performs nursing assistance and personal care for residents with physical and/or mental impairments adhering to State and Federal regulatory guidelines.
  2. 25% Performs the following treatment measures as directed by clinical staff.
  3. 20% Continually inspects and checks residents in the assigned areas to ensure comfort and safety
  4. 15% Performs routine straightening and organizing of the residents’ units.
  5. 10% Performs effective infection control practices utilizing universal precautions in resident care.
  6. 5% Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires successful completion of an Illinois approved Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program consisting of a minimum of 120 hours of instruction which shall include at least 80 hours of theoretical instruction and 40 hours of clinical practice.
  2. In compliance with Section 340.1376, of the Illinois Administrative Code, requires inclusion on the Illinois Department of Public Health Nurse Aide Registry within 60 days of hire.
  3. Requires a health inventory and physical examination no more than 30 days prior to and no more than 30 days after the initial employment in the facility. Includes a required tuberculin test.

This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to pass a background check.
  2. Requires ability to pass a drug screen and pre-employment physical.
  3. Requires ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  4. Requires ability acquire and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.
  5. Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers.
  6. Requires ability to attend seminars, conferences, and trainings to stay current on methods, tools, ideologies, or other industry related topics relevant to the job duties.
  7. Requires ability to travel in the performance of duties, with overnight stays as appropriate.
  8. This position is considered heavy work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor (20 CFR404.1567(d)). Heavy work involves lifting no more than 100 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  9. Overtime is a condition or employment, and you may be required to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime.

The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

Work Hours:  3:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m. Rotating Schedules  
Work Location: 1 Veterans Dr, Manteno, Illinois, 60950  

Manteno Veterans' Home
Agency Contact: 

Shannon Leake

Posting Group: Health Services   


This title is within the Upward Mobility Program.  General Program information can be found by clicking on the Upward Mobility Program link or for specific title information at UMP Title Descriptions. There are three categories of UMP titles: 1) certificate titles which require passing a written proficiency exam; 2) credential titles which require the possession of a specified college degree and/or licensure; and 3) dual titles for which a certificate may be earned by following either the certificate or credential pathway.


This position does not contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).


About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs is a state agency designed to empower veterans and their families to thrive. We do this by assisting them in navigating the system of federal, state, and local resources and benefits, providing long-term health care for eligible veterans in our Veterans’ Homes and partnering with other agencies and non-profits to help veterans address education, mental health, housing, employment, and other challenges. A career with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides a rewarding and challenging opportunity for individuals. Working together, we create partnerships and experiences that engage and inspire our fellow co-workers and the veterans and their family members that we serve every day.



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