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 255 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

A signed application must be on file with Human Resources before being considered for a position. Applicant's signature and/or typed name when submitting an application electronically certifies that they have read and understand the application and agree to the terms and conditions.

Applications are available at our main 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, to workwithus@arc-spokane.org, or in person at the address listed below. 

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

Application for Employment

Affirmative Action Form

 

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: August 24th, 2016

Supported Living Training Coordinator
The Arc of Spokane is looking for candidates for a NEW position of Supported Living Training Coordinator!  Successful candidate will provide agency employees with basic certification training and relevant enhanced competency training to insure they are equipped to deliver quality, informed, empowering services to participants.   

Job duties: Familiarity with and application of adult educational techniques, accurate and thorough tracking/documentation, good organizational skills and follow-up, etc.  Work with co-coordinators to schedule and teach in-house training offerings.  Work collaboratively as part of the Support Living team.  Gain expertise in computerized documentation systems (Therap, QuickMAR, etc.).  Assist in monitoring training expirations to keep staff certifications current and make sure they attain CEUs each year.  May assist in development of training curriculum's.  May do some training with staff in the homes.  May train occasionally on evenings or weekends.   

Requirements:  Must be 21 years of age or older, high school diploma or GED, pass Washington state background check and FBI fingerprint check, must keep own basic certifications current.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and email.  Two-year degree in a related field OR minimum two years' experience serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities successfully.  Experience in teaching/adult learning preferred or demonstrated ability to present information competently to groups of people.  Interview process will include preparing and making a presentation.  

Position may be full or part-time depending on winning candidate, minimum 24 hours/week up to 40 hours per week, $12.50-$14.38 per hour.  Positions over 30 hours comes with Medical, Dental, Life Insurance and Retirement once criteria is met. You may pick up an application at our office located at 320 E. Second Ave., or download above and submit via email to workwithus@arc-spokane.org.  Please submit the required application with resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references.  Application deadline is Thursday, August 25th by 5 pm.   

Explorers Program Coordinator
The Arc of Spokane is seeking a program coordinator for a NEW! 2 year pilot project called Explorers.  The coordinator will work collaboratively to develop person-centered plans and activities that will respond to critical needs identified by families with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are in the period of transition from high school (14-21 years old).  The coordinator will hire, train and supervise college student work study "guides" to be matched with the I/DD youth "explorers" to carry out activities.  The coordinator will develop and assist youth/college students to explore community-based activities that will enhance educational outcomes for the I/DD youth and prepare them for transition form high school.  The successful candidate must be able to work independently, demonstrate initiative and achieve negotiated outcomes following all grant objectives and statement of work.

This is a part-time position 30 hours per week for 10 months each year, August-May, for a 2-year pilot project. $13.50 per hour, DOE, including medical, dental, life insurance and retirement once eligibility criteria is met.  Valid driver's license, insurance, reliable transportation, must successfully pass required background check.  Minimum 2 year degree in education, social or human services, or related field; or 4 or more years of applicable experience. B.A. in social or human services, education or related field preferred.  Ability to communicate with diverse program participants including college students, youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  Flexibility in scheduling work hours in order to meet the programs' needs. 

You may pick up an application at our office located at 320 E. 2nd Ave., or download above and submit via email to workwithus@arc-spokane.org. Please submit the required application with resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016.

LPN or RN
Have you "been there and done that" with the politics of big hospital work?  Or the pressure of high resident-to-staff ratios in nursing care facilities? Be part of our group of dedicated caregivers instead!  We offer a fun and low-key work environment in a beautiful and well-organized home serving four young adults in Spokane Valley.

Our nurses provide treatments, ongoing assessment, administer medications and tube feedings, coordinate care with physicians and pharmacy, and work cooperatively with the nursing assistant team.  

This is a 16 hour per week position.  Not physically demanding, 1:4 client ratio, check us out; you'll be glad you did!

REQ: LPN/RN, able to pass background check, have reliable transportation.  $18.50-$24.73 per hour, DOE.  Please submit required application at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave., Spokane, WA 99202 or download above and submit via email to workwithus@arc-spokane.orgPosition open until filled.  

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 part-time position 24 hours per week available.  Must be available evenings and weekends.  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 over-sized 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 required fingerprint 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 $10.50/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 above and submit via email to workwithus@arc-spokane.org.

Job Developer
Do you have excellent interpersonal skills? Experience in Job Development, Sales, Marketing and Networking? Do you want variety in your work that is rewarding and challenging?  Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? 

The Arc of Spokane, a non-profit organization, is seeking an Employment Specialist for the position of Job Developer to assist persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities find employment. Hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities go to work every day in Spokane. They're hardworking, capable employees who take pride in their abilities and the opportunity to contribute to the workforce. Through our individualized employment programs, the Job Developer matches people with developmental disabilities to jobs in the community that fit their needs and abilities, ensuring success of both the employee and the employer.  If you want to join an organization that believes in helping people with disabilities find employment where they are valued, compensated, respected, accepted and encouraged, this could be the position for you.

The successful candidate will have the ability to develop relationships with prospective employers to improve employment opportunities for our clients; be able to develop and maintain relationships with both clients and employers; have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team; possess excellent organizational and report writing skills; and be committed to the idea that each individual can bring value as an employee and make significant contributions in the workplace.  This position may also include some direct client job coaching, and so applicants must also be willing to work with clients at their employment to help them be successful.

Qualified candidates will have experience in job development, sales, marketing and networking. Direct experience in this field or social services would be advantageous.  Bachelor's degree preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered. Must be able to pass background check, have a valid driver's license, insurance and clean MVR.  Two positions,  full-time, 40 hours per week (hours are flexible to meet the client's needs but generally will be from M-F, 8:30am-5pm); Medical, Dental, Life Insurance & Retirement benefits once eligibility requirements are met. Salary range is from $11.25 to $14.00/hour DOE. 

You may pick up an application at our office located at 320 E. Second Ave., or download above and submit via email to workwithus@arc-spokane.org Please submit the required application with resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references.

Community Access Support Specialist
The Arc of Spokane is seeking Support Specialists for our Community Access program. Support Specialists enjoy flexible work hours and working in a fun, creative, team environment where staff is empowered to help individuals succeed in accessing the community and building relationships.

Typical support services include:
Assisting individuals to participate in community activities, events and organizations with the goal of building relationships and developing opportunities for community inclusion.
Research and investigate individual's strengths and capacities and identify specific support needs that may be required for successful engagement with the community.
Assist with planning and documentation related to service.

Required Qualifications:
Non-profit and community values
Proactive communicator
Self starter/independent worker
Team player
Desire to help others succeed
Driver's license, reliable transportation, auto insurance, clean 3 year driving record
Able to pass required background check.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities OR
Experience volunteering, organizing, planning activities, etc. in the community.
Networking skills
Research skills
Computer skills

2 full-time positions available with excellent benefits after 60 day eligibility period, $9.60-11.04 per hour, DOE.

You may pick up an application at our office located at 320 E. Second Ave., or download above and submit via email to workwithus@arc-spokane.org.

Caregiving Positions @ The Arc of Spokane!
The Arc of Spokane is looking for people who can multi-task, prioritize, communicate in positive ways and effectively problem solve to support our adult clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  

No experience necessary!  We will train you for your new career!

We offer comprehensive new employee training in the areas of personal care, medical and behavioral supports, community integration, healthy relationships, electronic documentation, and other areas.  We pay your time and expense for all licensing and required certifications.  A general benefits package is available the 1st of the month after 60 days of employment to those who work 30+ hours per week.  

Throughout your employment as a Community Living Instructor, The Arc is committed to improving employee expertise by providing relevant, meaningful, and continuous training.  

Currently we are looking to fill part-time and full-time Community Living Instructor staff positions.  Your schedule flexibility is key!

**Minimum Requirements**
Minimum age 18
Completed HS Diploma or GED
Must be able to successfully pass required 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, Overnights)
Must be able to attend the paid training and obtain certifications
Wage starts at $10.25/hr.  

**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 above and submit via email to workwithus@arc-spokane.org.

Job Coach
Job Coaches at The Arc of Spokane provide employment support to clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities at client job sites. They assist clients in maintaining attendance, communication, and performing their jobs to the best of their abilities. Coaches also provide skills training and professionalization such as resume building and interview preparation, mentoring, and helping clients master their job responsibilities; coaches may also arrange transportation for their clients. This hands-on position offers individualized attention to clients; duties may vary based on the individual needs of the clients and their community employers.

Successful job coaches must have strong communication and problem-solving skills. They effectively use computer programs to maintain accurate, detailed records including case files, incident reports, assessments, evaluations, and time cards. They must also communicate professionally and responsively with clients, employers, and supervisors in order to maintain positive working relationships.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate patience, initiative, diplomacy, and sensitivity to the needs of our clients, will be able to work independently as well as in teams, and will be committed to the idea that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be valuable employees and make significant contributions to the workplace.

All employees must pass a background check, have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and insurance. Minimum age is 18 with HS diploma or GED. This is a full time position with benefits after required eligibility is met.  Starting wage is $11.25-12.94 per hour depending on experience.  Males encouraged to apply.  Applications are available at 320 E. 2nd Ave., or download above and submit via email to workwithus@arc-spokane.org
Please submit completed application with resume, cover letter, and three references.  

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EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR - 2015

2015 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Direct Care/Line Staff)   
John Reid, Maintenance

When I see John he is always hard at work. Every morning John checks in with the community center to make sure everything is ready for the day. He always greets our members with a smile and is always there to help when things get messy. John is always willing to help employees when there’s an issue with facilities and does so with joy and never a complaint. His response to problems is always positive and immediate. During his time with us we have had several incidents where he responded quickly to save us time and protect our property.  John has gone out of the way to make the work place a positive place to be and makes sure everyone knows they are appreciated. In all the years I have been at The Arc no maintenance crew has been better. John is a great asset to our agency, and we are thankful he is a part of our team.

2015 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Leadership)
Brandy Willey, Supported Living

Brandy has been a site manager in Supported Living for two years after working as a CLI and a lead.  Brandy has a saying: “I can’t withstand the waves of the ocean, but I can learn to surf.” Brandy handles the little and big waves with commitment to the participants, fairness to her staff, attention to detail, and a lot of integrity. Brandy never asks her staff to do anything she wouldn’t do herself. She displays a work ethic that inspires others and warrants a great deal of respect.  She has always done everything in her power to ensure all participants’ dreams become a reality no matter how many hours it takes. Brandy is a wonderful advocate for her participants, cares deeply for them and their families, and is kind and thoughtful about their needs. It has become apparent that supporting our participants is not just a job to her but a way of life. Her level of commitment and professionalism contributes to the outstanding quality of our services. She is truly a perfect example of an outstanding employee of The Arc.

 

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