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 265 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.  

Current Openings

The following position list was updated on February 13, 2017.
Scroll down for full descriptions of each position. 

  • Manager of Supported Employment Programs
  • Caregiving -- Full or part-time positions available
  • Community Center Specialist -- Part time position
  • Donation Driver -- Full time position

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 or in person at the address listed below:

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

Instructions for applying online:

  1. Download the application and affirmative action form by clicking on the links below and save them to your desktop: 
         Employment Application 
         Affirmative Action Form
  2. Open the documents with Adobe Reader
  3. Fill out all of the fields, including the signature line on the last page
  4. Save the competed forms
  5. Attach and email the files to

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

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 Opening Descriptions

Our Mission: We promote independence and choice and enhance the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Arc of Spokane believes that having a disability should not prevent someone from enjoying a rich and meaningful life. We work to ensure that people with developmental disabilities in our community, and the people who care for them, enjoy the highest quality of life possible. One of the ways we do this is through our supported employment  programs. These programs follow DSHS and DDA guidelines to provide job placement and retention services as well as support and education for our business partners. This is accomplished by a diverse team of 10-15 employment specialists providing direct support, an employment planner, and an administrative assistant. Your role will be to lead and support this team.

The following are some of the ways you will lead your dynamic team as Manager of Supported Employment Programs:

  • Use your passion for supporting individuals with developmental disabilities to represent The Arc of Spokane in the community through public speaking, outreach, and educational opportunities.
  • Use your strong business acumen to develop an annual budget and manage your profit and loss statements.
  • Use your EQ to build relationships with the people we support, your team, the larger Arc team, and our community partners.
  • Use your attention to detail to compile data, create reports, monitor billing activities, and comply with county and state contracts.
  • Use your facilitation skills to provide both one-on-one and group training.
  • Use your time management skills to maintain a balance between planning and execution as well as meeting deadlines.

Required Qualifications:

  • Driver’s license
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Clean Motor Vehicle Record
  • Ability to pass required background check

Preferred Qualifications:

        Bachelor’s degree, or
        3 years experience supporting individuals with developmental disabilities, or
        3 years experience in supported employment

This is a full-time position with a starting salary range of $35-40,000 and benefits after the required waiting period. Please submit an application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references by 5:00 PM February 28, 2017. Materials may be submitted in person at The Arc of Spokane's main office located at 320 E. Second Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202 between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm, Monday-Friday. Applications can also be download above and returned to the address above or email it to

The Arc of Spokane is looking for customer service oriented driver to drive our 7 ton step-van to designated locations to collect donations from our community.

Full time, 40 hour per week position, excellent benefits, starting at $11 per hour DOE, must also be available weekends. Driving knowledge of Spokane and surrounding areas helpful.

Requirements: Must be at least 21, have a valid WA driver's licenses, (CDL not required), clean driving record for the past three years which will ensure acceptance of agency insurance, good verbal skills, ability to lift up to 50 lbs repeatedly, and work in various weather conditions. You must also be able to pass the required background check.

**Please submit required application to The Arc of Spokane's main office located at 320 E. Second Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202 between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm, Monday-Friday. Applications can also be download above and returned to the address above or email it to NO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED AT THE THRIFT STORE

The Arc of Spokane is looking to fill Part-Time and Full-Time Community Living Instructor Staff Positions supporting adults with developmental disabilities.

Both Male & Female! Your schedule flexibility is key! No
experience necessary!

Wage starts $11.40/hr

*****Sign on Bonus of $50.00, then an additional $200 after completing the following: 60 days in good standing, clearing required background check and completing required training*****

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.

**Please submit required application to The Arc of Spokane's main office located at 320 E. Second Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202 between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm, Monday-Friday. Applications can also be download above and returned to the address above or email it to

**Minimum Requirements**
Minimum age 18
Completed HS Diploma or GED
Must be able to successfully pass required background check
Legible handwriting & good communication skills
Must be able to attend the paid training and obtain certifications
Reliable transportation (driver's license & proof of insurance) for most positions
Work schedules and hours available, vary by each site. (Days, Swing, Overnights)
Generous benefits for 30+ hours

The Arc of Spokane is seeking a dynamic person to add to our Community Center Team! The successful candidate will develop and implement educational, social, and recreational activities for individuals with developmental disabilities who are members of The Arc Community Center (cc), including opportunities for both extended learning and community engaging, in order to foster social development and greater independence.

Does the following describe you? If so, we want to meet you!

Someone that must love to work with people and be able to engage people easily.
Someone who is reliable.
Someone that is honest.
Someone who has a great deal of patience.
Someone who believes in our members and wants to see them succeed.
Someone that believes in our mission statement.
Someone who doesn't always have to be right or be in control.
Someone with goals and dreams.
Someone who always wants to see the center improve and grow.
Someone who encourages independence.
Someone who doesn't believe in good enough.
Someone with a good work ethic.
Someone that is creative, and self motivated to share those talents
Someone that can be part of a team, but also be able to take self initiative to work independently.
Willingness to go with the flow
Able to drive a 15 passenger van
Great communicator

This is a part time position 15 hours per week, Wednesday thru Friday from 9:30 - 3:00pm
$11.00 per hour. Valid driver's license, insurance, reliable transportation, must successfully pass required background check.

Ability to communicate with diverse program participants including college students, families, and home providers.

**Please submit required application with resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references to The Arc of Spokane's main office located at 320 E. Second Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202 between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm, Monday-Friday. Applications can also be download above and returned to the address above or email it to by 5pm on Friday, February 24, 2017.





2016 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Direct Care/Line Staff)   
Sara Walch, Team Lead, Pittsburg Supported Living Site
Nomination #1 – Sara has worked with the ladies at the Pittsburg house for approximately 8 years. She has worn many hats since beginning as a CLI. Under the CLI hat, Sara worked diligently helping to create PBSPs and goals in order to enhance the lives of those she supports. She orchestrates a staggering amount of community based activities for the ladies to enjoy. As a Team Lead, she advocates for the ladies and the staff. She works daily on assisting the ladies to grow as self-advocates while developing natural relationships within the community. She is a peer coach and is instrumental in making new employees feel part of the team. Sara also stepped in as the business manager supporting 2 participants in self-employment. This in itself is a big job. She is responsible for finding venues, setting up shows, transportation, web site development, helping participants buy supplies, banking, marketing, and accounting. Sara was asked to lead the STA Artist Collaboration Project which kicks off November 1, 2016. This will offer an opportunity which any artist with a disability can display their art in the STA Administration building until the downtown plaza has been completed. Once downtown, STA will participate in the First Friday activities, giving artists additional exposure. Recently, Sara also joined the Advocacy Committee and worked with the team to present the 2nd Annual Wings for Autism in partnership with Alaska Airlines. This is a fabulous program allowing families the opportunity to experience airline travel at no cost to them. I am recommending Sara as Employee of the Year due to her dedication and commitment to The Arc of Spokane.
Nomination #2 – Since becoming team lead at Pittsburg, Sara has shown much wisdom when working with her staff. Sara easily listens to her staffs’ ideas and tries to create a team environment. Sara shows appreciation to her staff by helping whenever needed and letting staff know their doing a great job. Sara is willing to try new things that will be beneficial to the clients. The best thing about Sara is she admits her mistakes and deals with it as a learning experience. Sara not only dedicates herself as a team lead but goes out of her way to make sure two of her clients succeed in their business. Kudos for Sara!
Endorsement – Sara began her CLI career with The Arc of Spokane in 2007 and was promoted to Team Lead in October 2015. She has been instrumental in establishing goals and assisting the staff through Therap. As a peer coach, she has flexed her schedule to accommodate training as needed and has been a great role model for new staff. Sara has managed two participants in self-employment for a couple of years and works diligently with a third participant to try to create the same opportunity. Sara is a strong advocate for all participants in our program and has been willing to share her knowledge to those who seek her out. She has served on several committees that promote inclusion in the community. Sara is committed to the SL mission and truly believes in promoting independence for those we support. Sara’s integrity has made her a trusted member of the team and The Arc of Spokane! She deserves your vote for Employee of the Year!

2016 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Leadership)
Tammy Cloninger, Pittsburg Supported Living Site Manager
Nomination – Tammy has filled in as a manager at a different house. She has been great at helping new managers with anything they need. Tammy is passionate about what she does and works tirelessly to advocate for all participants. She has assisted her participants in realizing their dreams. Tammy speaks up about subjects she is passionate about even if what she says is not popular. Tammy lives The Arc mission daily and to its fullest.
Endorsement – Tammy has been a site manager for The Arc for many years and I endorse her nomination for 2016 Leadership Employee of the Year.  She has prover her devotion to the well-being of the ladies on her caseload. She cares a lot for the stability of their lives and has a high standard for how things should be. Tammy is an excellent trainer when she has new staff people at her site and she has also invested thoroughly when she is training employees into leadership positions. She has a lot of creative ability and over the years she has generously shared her skills to the benefit of the constituents of The Arc of Spokane. Most notably, Tammy was at the helm of the South Hill Halloween party every year which gained a reputation at the agency, in the neighborhood, and with people close to the participants as the can’t-miss shindig of the season. The decorations and format every year were top notch. It often took the whole month of October to prepare the house and yard for the party and attendees were never disappointed. It took the sweat equity of a lot of people but it was really Tammy’s enthusiasm for this event that made it happen every year.


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