Our team members are the heart of our community and truly make a difference in the lives of our residents, every day!
Teresa Whitney has worked as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) for 19 years. Teresa works in the rehabilitation households as a CNA and medication assistant. Teresa loves working with the aging population. “I enjoy the smiles, life stories and the time to get to know each resident,” say Teresa. As a CNA, Teresa says there is more opportunity for one-on-one time with residents.Over the years Teresa has had many learning opportunities and career advancements. In 2016 Cedar Community sent her to Waukesha County Technical College for a semester for her medication assistant certification. She was also recommended by her peers for Cedar Community’s mentor program which involves working with new team members, training them and then following them for six months.
New career unfolds for recent graduate
Sara Cain recently graduated from high school and is currently pursuing a degree in nursing. She became interested in health care after her grandmother had a stroke and spent time in Cedar Community’s short-term rehabilitation and long-term care.
“When I visited I watched how everyone worked together and it really changed my grandmother’s life. It was amazing, and I decided I wanted to be a part of something that would make a difference in the lives of others,” says Sara.
Sara was accepted into the nursing training program offered free through Cedar Community. The class has allowed her classroom learning along with hands on training with direct resident care.“This is very exciting for me. It’s a new step in my life and I can’t wait to start my career,” says Sara.
In fall, Sara will begin attending Moraine Park Technical College for her two-year RN degree while working part time at Cedar Community.When she is finished she plans to stay at Cedar Community. “I love helping someone who can no longer do things for themselves. I also enjoy the many stories I hear from residents. Every day is a new journey for me,” says Sara.
Join the Cedar Community team today!
262.306.2124 or 800.804.3500
$6000 for qualifying LPN/RN positions
$2000 for qualifying CNA positions
As Washington County’s third largest employer, we offer excellent benefits including:
- Tuition reimbursement
- Job advancement
- Flexible schedules
- Referral bonuses
- On site Urgent Care Clinic free to team members
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training classes
- Walking trails to enjoy
- In-house pharmacy with discounts
- Cafe and gift shops
- Beach/lake house and pontoon boat rental
- Fitness center
- and much more!