FREE CNA Certification Program Lander

Posted: 02/02/2022

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Come join our team and our mission in Lander, WY! The Wyoming Life Resource Center is offering a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program. Get PAID while attending class, obtaining a CNA certification, and having a full-time position with a rewarding career and State of Wyoming employee benefits. Do not miss this opportunity - all applicants welcome! CNA schooling costs can run upwards of $3,000 - however, with this program, you pay nothing! 

WLRC currently has an Intermediate Care Facility and is in the process of opening a newly constructed Skilled Nursing Facility as well - the first of its kind in the nation. WLRC truly is an extraordinary place with a rich history and a bright future. As part of the State of Wyoming Department of Health, our team members enjoy competitive benefits and compensation package!  

In all its natural beauty and location in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains, Lander offers various outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, camping, ATVing, rock climbing, hiking, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. Sinks Canyon State Park, one of the best state parks, is within seven miles of Lander. Wyoming is one of seven states with no income tax. View the following link to find out more about Lander and the surrounding areas:  APPLY TODAY!  

Human Resource Contact: Amanda -  (307) 335-6785

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

  • Provides support to a person with a disability at home, work, school, church, and other community places.
  • Assists with activities of daily living and encourages attitudes and behaviors that enhance community inclusion.
  • Acts as an advocate for disabled individuals in communicating their needs, self-expression, and goals.
  • Will go through CNA training program on-site at WLRC and obtain certification. Will be able to actively utilize skills taught in the CNA program and maintain certification. 
  • Documents weekly progress toward group and intervention participation.
  • Participates in treatment team meetings and shift change reports.
  • Prepares forms associated with client recreation and activities.
  • Enters, records, and maintains information in written or electronic form.
  • Handles complaints, settles disputes, resolves grievances and conflicts, or otherwise supports residents who reside together to resolve these issues and conflicts.
  • Accompanies residents on outings and activities including shopping, Special Olympics, dining out, movies, or trips to visit family members or attend medical appointments.
  • Provides intermittent direct observation of individuals at significant risk of self-injurious behavior and be required to provide complete attention, intervention, and redirection at any moment per the outlined plan in the Positive Behavior Support Plan.
  • Provides daily individual and group contact to clients through the delivery of recreation and leisure activities.
  • Plans and prepares for group and special event programming for clients.
  • Documents weekly progress toward group and intervention participation.
  • Participates in treatment team meetings and shift change reports.
  • Prepares forms associated with client recreation and activities.
  • Assist residents with medical appointments.
  • Attends staff training and staff meetings as required.
  • Takes blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration values.




Preferences will be given to applicants who have one or more years of experience working in the health field.  



  • Knowledge of mental illnesses and disabilities.
  • Knowledge of motivational techniques.
  • Knowledge of ethics and how to maintain professional boundaries.
  • Skills in using a computer and Microsoft Office applications.

Associate's Degree 
No prior experience required
Education & Experience Substitution:
1-3 years of progressive work experience

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
CNA Certification



Necessary Special Requirements



  • Must be able to safely move (twisting, bending, lifting, kneeling, pushing, pulling), position, and lift people with multiple and severe disabilities.
  • Ability to monitor sounds, noises, clients' location, etc., to assure safety and assess imminent danger and emerging concerns.
  • Ability to work alone and/or with multiple clients.
  • Ability to work in a high-stress situation.


  • FLSA: Non-Exempt
  • A background check, including the taking of fingerprints, will be completed through the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Family Services, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for every successful applicant.
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing will be conducted on safety-sensitive positions.  Drug testing will be conducted on any position if reasonable suspicion exists.
  • The Wyoming Life Resource Center participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration, and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Please note that we do not use this information to pre-screen job applicants. 
  • The Wyoming Department of Health offers an excellent benefits package, including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, state retirement plan, deferred compensation program, and longevity pay.



Supplemental Information

048-Department of Health/Behavioral Health Division - Wyoming Life Resource Center

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.


The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.