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 225 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. For questions, contact Pam Mulvania at pmulvania@arc-spokane.org or Wendy Horn at whorn@arc-spokane.org

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: October 31, 2014

MANAGER OF SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS
We are seeking a talented manager to lead our supported employment programs.  These programs assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with finding and maintaining employment, and include a variety of programs funded by DDA, DVR, and Spokane County.  Each client’s employment interests and skills are considered, and then an individualized plan is developed and implemented to assist the client in meeting the identified employment objectives.  Services are provided by a team of support staff including a planner, job developers and job coaches.  Typical support staff services include:
• interests and skills assessment/identification,
• employment planning,
• job development,
• job coaching,
• job retention, and
• service documentation.
The manager is responsible for ensuring high quality program outcomes, outstanding customer service and strong financial performance, and will supervise a staff of 9-12.  The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent management skills and a strong desire to help persons with developmental disabilities achieve job success.
Required Qualifications: driver's license, insurance, clean MVR, able to pass a WA/FBI background check.
Preferred Qualifications: BA degree and 3 years of relevant experience.  Experience specifically in the fields of developmental disability services and/or workforce development is a plus, but is not required.

Full-time, $31K to $40K DOE, with excellent benefits. Send cover letter, resume, list of 3 professional references, and completed application to The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99202.  Applications will be reviewed in order received.  Position posting closes 11/7/2014.

If you would like a full job description for this particular position, please contact Suzette Wilson at swilson@arc-spokane.org .

SUPPORTED LIVING CAREGIVERS
Are you a caregiver looking to join a great agency?
Promote independence & choice in the lives of people with developmental disabilities in our community.
Become a Community Living Instructor with The Arc of Spokane!
The Arc of Spokane is searching for enthusiastic, hard-working people to support our adult clients in their homes. Our caregiving positions offer a variety of opportunities to support adults with developmental disabilities in the areas of; independent living, community skills, personal health & safety. We offer on the job training and will assist you in obtaining your Registered Nursing Assistant license and other basic certifications for this field. Your flexibility is key. Hours will vary depending on the needs of each Supported Living Site.
Current Positions:
   2-Full-time benefitted positions - schedule is variable - primarily swing-shift (3:00pm-11:00pm)
   Part-time positions-schedule is variable - primarily swing-shift (2:00pm-10:00pm or 3:00pm-11:00pm) up to 24 hours a week.
   Temporary positions-schedule & shifts are variable
Minimum Requirements:
   Minimum age 18
   Completed a HS Diploma or GED
   Must be able to successfully pass a required background check
   Legible handwriting & and good communication skills
   Reliable transportation (driver’s license and proof of insurance) for most positions
Work schedules and hours available vary by each site. Must be available to work weekends, the paid training, and obtain certifications.
Wage is $9.85/hr.
If this sounds like a good fit for you please 
fill out our required application 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 downloaded at above and either mailed or brought in to the office.

JOB COACH
The Arc of Spokane is seeking a Job Coach to support persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in building work skills and mastering job responsibilities. Must also be able to work professionally and responsively with community employers. Must be committed to the idea that each individual can bring value as an employee and make significant contributions in the workplace.

A qualified candidate will have excellent communication skills with emphasis on listening, tact, diplomacy and patience. Bachelor's degree in related field preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered. Must pass background check, have valid driver's license and insurance.

Full-time at 40 hours a week with full benefits after required eligibility is met. $10.50 to $14.00/hour, DOE. Applications available at 320 E. Second Ave., or can be downloaded above. Please submit required application with resume and cover letter with 3 references by deadline of Tuesday November 11, 2014 at 5pm.


The Arc of Spokane Thrift Store has the following positions open!

The Arc of Spokane Thrift Store has the following positions open!

CASHIER TEAM -- 1 Part time position up to 24 hours per week.
You are our customers positive first impression! You are friendly, enthusiastic and are the first and last person that our customer see daily. You educate our customers of our mission and what we stand for. You are accurate on the register and quick to multi task with phones, ringing and general service needs. If you love to interact daily with customers and want to build our growing reputation, a cashier at The Arc of Spokane Thrift store is a great match for you!

PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE - 1 Part time position up to 24 hours per week.
It takes keen eyes and a knowledge of quality goods to work on our production team. You might sort, tag, or price donations. Your understanding of apparel and household items means that quality donations make it to our sales floor in a well-priced and timely manner. You are on your feet and moving constantly throughout your shift. Your diligence and ability to meet hourly production goals and quotas make you a perfect candidate for a production position at The Arc of Spokane Thrift Store

EXPERIENCED PRICING ASSOCIATE -- 1 Part time position up to 28 hours per week
It takes a very keen eye and awareness of quality goods to work on our Production Team. As a successful Pricing Associate, you will possess exceptional knowledge of determining the value of an item and have a talent for setting fair, yet competitive prices on our donated goods. If you have experience with pricing and tagging merchandise and understand the value of ensuring that quality, well-priced apparel and hard goods make it to the sales floor in a timely manner then we want to meet you! Our Associates are on their feet and constantly moving throughout their shift. Diligence and the ability to assist in meeting hourly production goals and sales quotas will make you a perfect candidate for this position.
Physical requirements for this position will include but are not limited to: The ability to stand, twist, bend and lift up to 50 lbs regularly.

SEASONAL TEMPORARY POSITIONS ALSO AVAILABLE WORKING MID NOVEMBER THOUGH DECEMBER 31, 2014.
PLEASE LIST "SEASONAL" ON REQUIRED APPLICATION!!!

Successful candidates will have a positive attitude, the desire to work as a team and will always strive for exceptional customer service.
Work shifts vary based on the needs of the department and may include weekends and holidays.
Minimum Requirements: Should be at least 18 years old, have a High School diploma or GED, and must successfully pass our required background check.
Starting Pay: $9.32 per hour. All positions require you to be flexible and available Mon-Sun.
If you are interested, enthusiastic and a go-getter. . . Please fill out our required application 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 downloaded above and either mailed or brought in to the office.

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

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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 - 2013

2013 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Line Staff)   
Suzette Wilson, Executive Assistant
Since coming to The Arc Suzette has proven herself to be a hard worker, a team player, efficient, resourceful, and a pleasure to be around.  She has taken on duties from a variety of programs and performed tasks with great accuracy.  She has always shown great initiative and frequently points out ways that processes can be improved. Suzette is a wonderful asset to The Arc of Spokane for her willingness to go above and beyond her assigned duties.  She received a performance rating of outstanding last spring. Suzette does all of her tasks well and quickly and with an engaging, positive and friendly disposition. She is a dream employee.  

 
2013 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Leadership)
Brian Holloway, Director of Advocacy & Family Support and Communication/Development
Brian has gone above and beyond the call of duty transitioning into the role of Advocacy and Family Support Director. As a manager he allows you the freedom to be creative in exploring new ways to impact the families we serve. He goes out of his way to meet and hear every families story/concern in the room and wants to make sure that every family is included and will be impacted in some way by the workshops that we offer.  Brian's wonderful skills include organization, leadership abilities and the ability to encourage cooperation and growth among his team. Under his leadership, Brian has improved the morale of the AFS team by instilling a sense of stability.

 

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