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 May 15, 2017.
Scroll down for full descriptions of each position. 

  • Community Center Specialists -- 2 Full time positions (40 hours per week)
  • LPN or RN Private Home Setting -- 1 Part time position (16 hours per week)
  • Para-Transit Van Driver -- 2 Part time positions (16-24 hours per week)
  • Caregiving -- Full or part-time positions available           

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 workwithus@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 Opening Descriptions

COMMUNITY CENTER SPECIALISTS
The Arc of Spokane is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Community Center Team! As a member of our team you will develop and implement educational, social, and recreational activities for individuals with developmental disabilities with a focus on community integration. To be successful you will need to:

  • have a passion for our mission.
  • have patience.
  • be creative.
  • take direction but be self directed when necessary.
  • be able to set and keep boundaries.
  • be willing and able to communicate with diverse program participants including college students, families, and home providers. 
  • be comfortable driving a 15 passenger van to take community center members to on outings in the Greater Spokane area.
Two full time positions 40 hours per week, M-F 8:30-5, $11.00 per hour. You must have a valid driver's license, insurance, reliable transportation, as well as successfully pass required background check. 

Please submit the 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 workwithus@arc-spokane.org.

Position open until filled.

LPN OR RN PRIVATE HOME SETTING
The Arc of Spokane currently has an opening for an LPN or RN to work part-time in a supported living home with four medically fragile adults with developmental disabilities in the Spokane Valley. Job duties include administering medications and treatments, tube feedings, detailed charting, communication with providers, supervisors and guardians as well as assessing medical needs on a regular basis. Currently there is a 16 hour position plus fill in hours available. Must have Washington nursing license (agency pays renewals) in good standing, ability to pass a required background check and have reliable transportation. $18.50-$24.73 per hour, DOE.

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 workwithus@arc-spokane.org.

PARA-TRANSIT VAN DRIVER 
The Arc of Spokane is now accepting applications for Driver/client support to join our team who is intelligent, team-oriented and who wants to make a difference in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities. 

We have two part-time 16-24 hours per week positions available. Must be available evenings and weekends. Position is more than just driving! The selected applicant will be responsible for managing a schedule of appointments for our clients; supporting our clients while in the vehicle; ensuring safe transport to and from appointments/shopping; and operating an oversized Para-transit van with a wheelchair lift for the agency. 

Experience in this field is preferred but not mandatory. This position requires a high school diploma or GED, minimum age 25, ability to pass required fingerprint background check, completing the required training provided, reliable transportation and insurance, MUST have a valid driver's license and clean driving record for the past five years, and a strong commitment to supporting people's needs positively while treating them with dignity and respect. Will be required to pass STA driver training. 

Pay is $11.90/hour with on-the-job training and agency pays for basic 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 workwithus@arc-spokane.org. 

CAREGIVING/VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND SPOKANE **HIRING BONUS**
HIRING BONUS! $50 extra in your first paycheck and an additional $200 bonus upon completion of required trainings!

Competitive wages! Benefits! Weekly interviews, weekly new hire starts. Got your attention now? Come join our team at The Arc of Spokane as a Community Living Instructor!
       
Our CLI's receive excellent training to be successful helping enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities in The Arc of Spokane's Supported Living services. Daily adventures, attend fun events, make those around you smile, all while making money! Be part of peoples' journey in maintaining fun, active and healthy lives. The Arc of Spokane currently has all shifts available, full & part-time, excellent benefits. Must be 18 and pass required background check.
       
Please submit required application to The Arc of Spokane's main office located at 320 E. Second Ave, Spokane, WA 99202 between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm, Monday-Friday. Applications can be downloaded above and returned to the address above or emailed to workwithus@arc-spokane.org.
                               
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EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR - 2016

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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