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: May 26, 2015

JOB COACH
Do you have excellent interpersonal skills, a dynamic personality, a self starter, looking for a rewarding career in advocacy and empowering people with disabilities?  Then, The Arc of Spokane is looking for you!  We are 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, show initiative, tact, diplomacy, professionalism, patience and sensitivity to the needs of our clients, in addition to having skills in developing resume's, interview preparation, computer skills, be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Must have excellent organizational skills.   A Bachelor's degree in a related field is preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered. Must pass required background check, have transportation, valid driver's license and insurance. Minimum age 18 with HS diploma or GED.
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 download above. Please submit required application with resume and cover letter with 3 references by close of business, Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5pm. 

COMMUNITY LIVING INSTRUCTOR
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. Schedule flexibility is key. Hours will vary depending on the needs of each Supported Living Site. Full and Part-time positions available. Hours, days and shifts vary by individual site - Your flexibility is key!!! Benefits for 30+ hours per week once eligibility criteria is met. Male and Female applicants needed.
**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)
Work schedules and hours available vary by each site. (Days-Swing-Noc Shifts) Must be available to work the paid training and obtain certifications. Wage is $9.85/hr.
If this sounds like a good fit for you,
**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
Only completed applications will be given consideration


THRIFT STORE OPENINGS
:

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

EXPERIENCED PRICING ASSOCIATE -- 1 position, 28 hours per week, Starting Pay: $9.62 per hour.
It takes a very keen eye and awareness of quality goods to work 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 these positions will include but are not limited to: The ability to stand, twist, bend and lift up to 50 lbs regularly. 
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.

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 - 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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