Nursing Unit Assistant / CNA Training - Barron Center

City of Portland - Health and Human Services Department


- Full-Time positions available

The Barron Center, where kindness matters, has an opportunity to join a truly excellent, stable and dedicated professional Nursing team. The Unit Assistant is responsible for assisting the Nursing team by creating a homelike environment for our Residents. You will be supporting our Nursing team by providing services to assist Residents’ basic care needs within your scope of practice. CNA course offered at the Barron Center to advance your position.  The Barron Center is owned and operated by the City of Portland and is Maine’s largest skilled nursing facility.   You will receive competitive pay and a generous compensation package that includes:  Health Insurance ($0 premium upon completion of basic wellness credits).  Choice of 2 retirement plans with employer contributions.  13 1/2 paid holidays.  2 weeks paid vacation accrued weekly first year.  Paid sick leave.  Health Care Flex spending accounts to reduce taxes.  Dependent Care Flex spending account to reduce taxes.  Union representation for negotiating pay increases.  Employee Referral Program - $1,000 paid for successful referral.  Tuition reduction agreement with USM.  Optional dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.  Now is your chance to have the job you always wanted - being a part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of our Residents

Requirements:  Must complete and successfully become a C.N.A. within one year of completing the CNA course.  Successful candidates must pass a pre-employment physical exam. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. 

CEBA Union position – Grade 3M -Salary starting at $14.57/hour.  In addition to the standard rate of pay, the Barron Center is distributing an additional $5.00 for each hour worked anticipated to be paid until June 2023 for all employees. The Barron Center has received CARES ACT funding, through the State of Maine, which is intended to go back into the workforce to help with retaining and recruiting employees. 

Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Denise at 541-6639/    

Accepting applications until the vacancies are filled


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City Benefits

Permanent employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine and Thomas College.   Part-time employees may receive a pro-rated benefits package which may include some, but not all, of the benefits listed above.


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate***    For the safety of our employees and our constituents, the City of Portland requires that new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of employment.  Candidates may request an accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs at the conditional offer stage.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624. 

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