Human Resources

One of The Arc of Spokane's greatest asset is its workforce. That's why we provide competitive wages, good benefits, and a positive work environment for more than 245 people in Spokane. We honor the values of individual integrity, mutual respect, personal accountability, and dedication to the people we serve and to each other.  

How to Apply

Applications are available at our office or by downloading the
PDF forms below.  Please complete the Application for
Employment and Affirmative Action form and return it to us
by mail or in person at the address listed below. 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications submitted electronically.

Application for Employment.pdf
Affirmative Action Form.pdf

The Arc of Spokane
ATTN: Human Resources
320 E 2nd Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202

An original, signed application must be on file with Human Resources before being considered for a position.

BENEFITS - Benefits are an important part of the compensation package offered by The Arc of Spokane, and we are committed to providing the best benefits possible to our employees, including:
Medical
Dental
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Days
Personal Days
Holiday Pay
Bereavement Leave
Job Training

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Arc recognizes the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) which prohibits employers from discriminating against any person because of the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service dog by a person with disabilities. 

CURRENT OPENINGS
Updated: July 1, 2015

***AMERICORPS POSITIONS AVAILABLE*** - Visit our Community Center webpage for a full description of these positions, or click here to be re-directed to that page.

COMMUNITY TRAINER AND EDUCATOR
The Arc of Spokane's Advocacy and Family Support program has a Community Trainer and Educator position available. The Partnership 4 Safety, a nationally recognized abuse prevention program, is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated individual to provide information on disability resources to the community and training about abuse of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to professionals and community members.
The successful candidate will have:
    
* Experience in providing trainings and presentations
    * Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
    * Experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
    * Knowledge of disability resources
    * Experience in writing and documentation to include reports, newsletter articles, resource directories

Requirements: Bachelors is Social Work or equivalent degree, ability to meet training requirements, which may include some out of town travel, proficient computer skills, must have a valid Washington driver's license, vehicle insurance and be able to pass the required background check.

The position is 30 hours per week; $14.00 per hour, with benefits after criteria is met.

Applications are available at our office, or can be downloaded from www.arc-spokane.org. Please submit cover letter, resume, list of three professional references, and completed required application to The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99202.
Position closes Tuesday, July 14 at 5pm.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM MANAGER
The Arc of Spokane is seeking an independent, enthusiastic, caring, leader for our representative payee program.  This program assists clients to manage their cash benefits from Social Security and DSHS, and is recognized by Social Security, DSHS, and our clients as one of the best in the region.  Our client base includes many individuals with intellectual and development disabilities, along with a variety of other clients.
The manager supervises a staff of five and also provides direct services to a partial caseload of clients.  As a result, the successful candidate will demonstrate both strong managerial competencies and the ability to work effectively with our client base.

The skill sets involved in providing client services include:

  • Strong organizational skills to manage a caseload of approximately 90 clients.
  • Good proficiency with data entry and the use of checkbook software and MS Office applications.
  • Great attention to detail.  (We are regularly audited by our funding entities and accuracy and thoroughness in our services and our recordkeeping is essential.)
  • Excellent communication skills - with an emphasis on listening, tact, diplomacy and patience.  (We are responsible, as the payee, for the financial stability of our clients, which often requires limiting immediate or non-essential purchases…but our clients don’t always see it that way and occasionally view us as a barrier to their immediate needs.)
  • Effective teamwork with the other members of our department, and also in supporting our clients to gain long-term financial independence and in promoting a good working relationship with landlords, creditors, Social Security, DSHS, and Frontier Behavioral Health.

The skill sets relating to program management include:

  • Strong operational management:
    • Implementing procedures and policies to enhance high quality services.
    • Developing and implementing effective recordkeeping and reporting systems.
    • Ensuring contractual compliance and audit preparedness.
    • Creatively developing additional services to enhance quality and build program revenues.
    • Developing and implementing strategies for ongoing program marketing to build our client base.
    • Conflict resolution skills (when clients are dissatisfied with services).
  • Effective staff management:
    • Achieving high levels of staff performance
    • Maintaining high staff morale.
    • Engaging in effective staff development and training.
  • Budgeting and program financials:
    • Preparing accurate and effective budgets.
    • Managing revenue and expense to maximize surplus revenue while maintaining or improving the quality of services.
    • Building revenues.

The manager is generally responsible for ensuring high quality program outcomes, outstanding customer service, and strong financial performance. 
Required Qualifications: Effective time-management, organizational and administrative skills.  Excellent communication skills and financial management skills (involving bookkeeping/checkbook management and personal budgeting/finance).  Must be 18 years of age, with a valid driver's license, insurance, and clean MVR, and be able to pass a required WA/FBI background check.

Preferred Qualifications: Four-year degree, or equivalent experience.   Two years of experience in a supervisory position.  Two years of experience supporting individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  Relevant experience supporting individuals with mental health conditions.  Proficiency with financial management/checkbook software applications.  Knowledge of Social Security and DSHS programs and services.  Experience in the payee services field, or other accounting/financial services background is a plus.

Full-time, M-F 8:30am – 5:00pm, $30K to $35K DOE, with excellent benefits

Applications are available at our office, or can be downloaded from above link.  Please submit cover letter, resume, list of three professional references, and completed required application to The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99202.  Applications will be reviewed in order received.  If you would like a full job description for this position please email your request to Suzette Wilson at swilson@arc-spokane.org.
Position posting closes 7/10/2015.

PARA-TRANSIT VAN DRIVER:
The Arc of Spokane is now accepting applications for a Driver/client support to join our team who is intelligent, team-oriented and who wants to make a difference in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities. 
We have a full time position 40 hours per week available. Position is more than just driving! The selected applicants will be responsible for managing a schedule of appointments for our clients; supporting our clients while in the vehicle; ensuring safe transport to and from appointments/shopping; and operating an oversized Para-transit van with a wheelchair lift for the agency. 
Experience in this field is preferred but not mandatory. This position requires a high school diploma or GED, minimum age 25, ability to pass a background check, completing the required training provided, reliable transportation and insurance, MUST have a valid driver's license and clean driving record for the past five years, and a strong commitment to supporting people's needs positively while treating them with dignity and respect. Will be required to pass STA driver training.
Pay is $10.00/hour with on-the-job training and agency pays for basic certifications.
Please complete required application at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave., Spokane, WA 99202 or download application above.

SUPPORTED LIVING CAREGIVERS NEEDED!
With clear skies and warm weather ahead, what better time than now, to set your sights on a new career opportunity? What better time than now to consider the possibility of a job where your efforts can make a meaningful difference and have a lasting impact?  Every day through hard work, enthusiasm, creativity, training, and commitment our Community Living Instructors make significant contributions that support and improve the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. So, how about starting something new and becoming part of something great?

Apply Now!
The Arc of Spokane is searching for motivated, enthusiastic, and dependable people to support our adult clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of independent living, community skills, personal care and safety. We offer paid on the job training and will assist you in obtaining your Registered Nursing Assistant license and other basic certifications for this field. Your schedule flexibility is key. Hours will vary depending on the needs of each Supported Living Site. Currently we are looking to fill part-time and full-time direct support staff positions, both male & female.

**Minimum Requirements**
    Minimum age 18
    Completed HS Diploma or GED
    Must be able to successfully pass a background check
    Legible handwriting & good communication skills
    Reliable transportation (driver’s license & proof of insurance) for most positions
    Work schedules and hours available, vary by each site. (Days, Swing, NOC-Shift) 
    Must be able to attend the paid training and obtain certifications
    Wage is $9.85/hr, benefits for 30+ hour positions.

**Please fill out the required application at**
    The Arc of Spokane
    320 E 2nd Ave. Spokane, WA 99202
    Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
    Or download required application above.


THRIFT STORE OPENINGS:

****Applications and inquiries are not accepted at the Thrift Store.***

****There are currently no positions open at the Arc Thrift Store at this time.**

                              

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CARE PROFESSIONALS WITH THE ARC OF SPOKANE RECEIVE NATIONAL AND STATE AWARDS
The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), a national association of support professionals, has recognized two care professionals with The Arc of Spokane for providing truly outstanding support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Stephanie Boyle, a direct support professional in The Arc's Supported Living program, received ANCOR's 2014 National Direct Support Professional of the Year award from a pool of nominees across the United States. Kristie Sundheim, a direct support professional in The Arc's Individual Employment program, received ANCOR's 2014 Direct Support Professional of the Year for Washington State from a pool of nominees across the state. Stephanie and Kristie were presented the awards at ANCOR's 2014 annual conference, Beyond the Envelope, in Miami, Florida on May 6, 2014. The Arc of Spokane is honored to have--not one but two--of the nation's outstanding direct support professionals on its tam. Congratulations, Stephanie and Kristie!  

    Stephanie Boyle (right), ANCOR's 2014 National Direct Support Professional of the Year     

 

 

 

 

 

    Kristie Sundheim, ANCOR's 2014 Direct Support Professional of the Year for Washington State

 

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EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR - 2014

2014 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Line Staff)   
Joey Thornbrue, Maintenance
Joey has been an essential part of the agency since his arrival. He normally comprises the night shift in the Facilities Department but has been extremely flexible in supporting the agency at all hours of the day. Quite honestly when he first came to work for us he didn’t know a whole lot about our agency or the requirements necessary to support the facilities we own and lease. He progressed dramatically in his knowledge, capacity and developed a deep enthusiasm for the mission we hold so dear. He works most of the extra days on the weekend to support events without so much as a fuss. His great attitude is infectious and can be seen whenever he goes through the Community Center. People are always glad to see him and he makes their day just a little bit brighter.

2014 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Leadership)
Dave Rogers, Johanna & Avista Enclave Manager
Dave has demonstrated the tremendous value of his work in supporting our clients in maintaining successful employment and in effectively collaborating with our host-company partners at Avista and Johanna.  The quality of his efforts is demonstrated by feedback provided by his clients, his staff, and our host-company colleagues. One of Dave’s clients has said that he is the best boss ever. Dave’s staff member has highlighted Dave’s responsibility and his work integrity. Johanna has regularly expressed their strong appreciation for the efforts of his crew, and clearly acknowledged that under Dave’s leadership his crew is able to outperform not only temporary staffing that they would otherwise bring in to do the job, but also Johanna’s own regular employees.  And Avista has said that with Dave’s supervision the crew there is performing at a higher level than at any time in the past. Dave’s contributions are also noteworthy in building independence and capacity in his clients. He expects a lot from them, but because he helps them to succeed, he helps them achieve both strong employment outcomes and a critical sense of self-confidence.

 

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