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

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
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: June 24th, 2016

 

Manager of Thrift Operations

As the Manager of Thrift Operations, you lead through your team to drive profitable sales in your store. You lead by example and provide direction to your entire store team. You are the link between the mission of the Arc of  Spokane and how it comes to life in your store. You ensure your store achieves all key metrics and is meeting or exceeding profitability goals.

As the head merchant, you lead, follow up, coach and train on business analysis and merchandising decisions. You create a positive culture where each member is valued for their contribution to the whole while holding your team accountable to deliver results.  As the Manager, you personally coach and develop your direct leadership team and other key talent in your store. You create an inclusive culture of learning  and high performance through  developing, coaching and holding your team accountable. You understand forecasting, scheduling and have experience in P&L management--all indicators of a strong business acumen.

As a member of the leadership team for the Arc of Spokane you will attend leadership meetings and serve on cross-functional committees. This position is full-time with a beginning salary of $47,500.  The Arc provides full time employees with a benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, medical/dental, retirement, and personal leave; paid holidays etc., once eligibility criteria is met.

Must be able to pass required background check, have a valid driver's license, insurance, and clean MVR. You may pick up an application at our office located at 320 E. Second Ave., or download from above.  Please submit the required application with resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references to our 2nd Ave office; application deadline is Wednesday July 5, 2016 at 5pm.

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.  This position is part-time, 20 hours per week (hours are flexible to meet the client's needs but generally will be from M-F, 8:30am-5pm); Salary range is from $10.50 to $14.00/hour DOE. 
You may pick up an application at our office located at 320 E. Second Ave., or download above.
  Please submit the required application with resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references in person at our 2nd Ave office; application deadline is Wednesday July 5, 2016 5pm.

Community Access Support Specialist
The Arc of Spokane is seeking a Support Specialist 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, and auto insurance
Clean MVR
Able to pass required background check.

Preferred Qualifications:
A 2 year degree OR
Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities OR
Experience volunteering, organizing, planning activities, etc. in the community.
Networking skills
Research skills
Computer skills

Full-time, with excellent benefits after 60 day eligibility period, $9.60-11.04 per hour, DOE.

Males strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply at office or by mail with cover letter, resume, list of 3 professional references, AND completed required application. Download above or pickup at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. Second Ave., Spokane, WA 99202.

 

Community Living Instructors
With clear skies and warm weather ahead, what better time than now, to set your sights on a new career? What better time than now to work someplace where your efforts make a meaningful difference and have a lasting impact on people?  Every day our Community Living Instructors make significant contributions that 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 people 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 all required certifications to work in 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 positions. Both Male & Female
**Minimum Requirements**
Minimum age 18
Completed HS Diploma or GED
Must pass an FBI fingerprint background check
Legible handwriting & good communication skills
Basic computer proficiency
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 $10.00/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 required application above.

 

Donation Driver
The Arc of Spokane is looking for someone to drive our 7 ton step-van to designated locations to collect donations from our community.

There are 2 positions available…one FT 40 hours per week includes excellent benefits and one part-time 24 hour per week position starting at $10 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 50 lbs, and work in various weather conditions. You must also be able to pass the required background check.

If you are interested, please fill out the required application at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99202 or you may download the application above and bring it by the office. Office hours are from 8:30am-5:00pm, M-F. EOE

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

                                         

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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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