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 January 10, 2017.
Scroll down for full descriptions of each position. 

  • Community Living Instructor -- 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

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

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

THIS IS THE PLACE!!! Hiring Bonus for Supported Living Caregivers!!!
We are hiring now for caregiving and support positions working with adults with developmental disabilities. There are lots of agencies providing this service in Spokane for applicants to choose from--we think The Arc of Spokane is your best choice and here's why:

  • You'll find purpose and depth in your work, teaching fellow human beings lifelong skills for independence.
  • Your creativity and enthusiasm is a recognized asset on our team.
  • You'll receive a nice benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, retirement, thrift store discounts, etc. depending upon hours and tenure.
  • We pay all costs associated with required training and licensing plus your classroom time for as long as you work at The Arc.
  • We accommodate your school or home schedule. Flexible or set days/shifts, with full-time, part-time and short-term positions available.
  • We have work locations all around Spokane and in Spokane Valley, with on-site leadership and guidance.

Currently we are looking to fill full-time and part-time direct support staff positions. Both Male & Female ***24/7/365, shifts vary by locations****

**Minimum Requirements**

Minimum age 18
Completed HS Diploma or GED
Must be able to successfully pass required background check
Legible handwriting & good communication skills
Reliable transportation (driver's license & proof of insurance) for most positions
Must be able to attend the paid training, required Friday training for 6 weeks, and obtain certifications
Wage is $11.40/hr

*****Sign on Bonus of $50 when hired PLUS $200 bonus total after 60 days in good standing, completion of cleared background check and completed required training!****

**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





2016 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Direct Care/Line Staff)   
Sara Walch, Team Lead, Pittsburg Supported Living Site
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 also joined the Advocacy Committee and worked with the team to present the 2nd Annual Wings for Autism in partnership with Alaska Airlines.

2016 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Leadership)
Tammy Cloninger, Pittsburg Supported Living Site Manager
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.


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