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:
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. 

Updated: November 25, 2015


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 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 generous 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. Both Male & Female
Your schedule flexibility is key!

**Minimum Requirements**
Minimum age 18
Completed HS Diploma or GED
Must be able to successfully pass a criminal history 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 $10.00/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 application above



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


CASHIERS -- up to 20 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 ASSOCIATES - up to 20 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
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.

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: $9.47 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.




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




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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