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

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, to workwithus@arc-spokane.org, or in person at the address listed below. 

The Arc of Spokane
ATTN: Human Resources
320 E 2nd Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202

Application for Employment

Affirmative Action Form

 

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: July 22nd, 2016

 

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 $11.25 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.

Para-Transit Van Driver

The Arc of Spokane is now accepting applications for a 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 a full-time position 40 hours per week available. Must be available evenings and weekends. Position is more than just driving! The selected applicants 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 $10.50/hour with on-the-job training and agency pays for basic certifications. Medical, Dental, Life insurance and retirement once eligibility requirements are met.

Please complete required application at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave., Spokane, WA 99202 or download application above.

 
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.

***Immediately hiring for graveyard positions!***

• Full-time on the South Hill: Four 10-hour shifts from 8pm-6am supporting four female clients in their home
• Full-time and part time in the Five-Mile area: 11pm-7am shifts with one female client in the home
• Part-time (24 hours) near Downriver Golf Course: 11pm-7am with one female client in the home

***In addition to the graveyard positions above, we are also currently 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 $10.25/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.

 

MAINTENANCE-some Janitorial
The Arc of Spokane is seeking a Janitor/Maintenance Technician experienced in basic building/facility custodial/maintenance duties including light security, cleaning, carpet cleaning, painting, repairs, seasonal projects, landscaping, etc.

Must be 18, have HS Diploma/GED & pass required background check. Must be able to lift 50lbs, and work in extreme outside temperatures as needed, have reliable transportation, valid driver's license and insurance.

Part time position, 24-30 hours per week, must be available weekdays 9am - 6pm and for some weekend work.

Position may come with vacation, sick and personal leave time, paid holidays, Medical, Dental Life Insurance and Retirement at 30 hours per week once criteria met. $9.47-10.89/hr, DOE.

Please complete required application. Applications can be downloaded above and returned to or picked up at 320 E 2nd Ave. Position open until filled.

 

 

The Arc Thrift Store is hiring!

Production Dept
It takes keen eyes and a knowledge of quality goods to work on our production team. You might accept donations from the public as a donation attendant, you may unload, sort, tag, hang or price donations.
Our associates are on their feet and constantly moving throughout their shift. You understand that you are a valued part of a team that works together to process our donated goods. You are dependable,  have initiative, diligence and the ability to assist in meeting hourly/daily/weekly production goals and sales quotas. If you possess these qualities,  you may be a perfect candidate for the following open positions:
 
2 positions - Production Floater, 28 hours per week, $10.00/hr, shifts Sunday through Wednesday.
1 position - Hanger/Tagger, 40 hours per week, $9.47/hr+benefits, Tu-Sa, 7am-3:30pm.  
1 position - Missle Pricer, 25 hours per week, $10.00/hr, Tu-Sa, 7am-3:30pm.

Physical requirements for most positions will include but are not limited to: The ability to stand, twist, bend and lift up to 50 lbs regularly. May also work in inclement weather or extreme temperatures.
 
Successful candidates will have a positive attitude, the desire to work as a team, and will always strive for exceptional customer service.
 
Minimum Requirements: 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. Please specify on your application which position(s) you are applying for.

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.

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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