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 June 14, 2017.
Scroll down for full descriptions of each position. 

  • Employment Specialist -- 1 Full time position (40 hours per week) and 1 Part time position (25 hours per week)
  • Support Staff for Community Engagement & Participation -- Full time position
  • 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     
  • Sales Floor Supervisor -- Full time position (40 hours per week)
  • Thrift Store Production Department -- 1 Part time position (25 hours per week)

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

EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST
The Arc of Spokane is seeking individuals to support persons with developmental disabilities in finding and maintaining employment. Working as part of a team you will assist in the full employment cycle for our clients. 

This includes working closely with our clients and their advocates to identify client skills, strengths, interests and support needs. This may entail facilitating planning meetings and taking a primary role in leading the exploration of employment possibilities and using the input of the client and/or other meeting participants to construct a thorough picture of the individual's employment opportunities and goals. You will create a written service plan for each client that describes the strategies and specific steps that lead to finding and/or maintaining successful employment. Additionally, you will develop job placements, assessment opportunities, and volunteer work sites through building relationships with employers. You will assist in resume preparation, application processes, and interview skills to match people with developmental disabilities to jobs in the community that fit their needs and abilities, ensuring success for both the employee and the employer. Finally, you will assist clients in maintaining attendance, communication, and mastering their job responsibilities; coaches may also arrange transportation for their clients. 

Qualified candidates will possess initiative, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and keen organizational skills. Additionally, they will demonstrate patience, integrity, diplomacy, and sensitivity to the needs of our clients, will be able to work independently as well as in teams, and will be committed to the idea that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are valuable employees and make significant contributions to the workplace. A sales/marketing background is helpful. Flexible schedule, work hours are driven by client needs and may include nights and weekends. 

Must pass required background check, have valid driver's license, insurance and reliable transportation. 2 positions, one full-time with excellent benefits and one part-time 25 hours per week; $13.00 to $14.95/hour DOE. 

Please submit the required application with resume & cover letter 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. 

Open until filled.

SEEKING SUPPORT STAFF FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & PARTICIPATION
The Arc of Spokane is the region's go-to organization for advocacy and support of individuals with development disabilities. The Community Access program promotes independence and inclusion and is currently hiring Support Specialists. 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.

If you like to support people, have fun and improve the community, Community Access is perfect for you. How would you like to get paid to have fun assisting folks with disabilities to participate in:
  • Volunteer work around the community
  • Concerts and dances
  • Crafts and interest based clubs (i.e. photography club)
  • Yoga, Zumba, etc.
  • Billiards, bowling, bingo, etc.
  • Church groups and events
  • Community and neighborhood events and festivals
  • and much, much, more. 
You're only limited by our client's interests and your imagination! 

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, auto insurance, clean 3-year driving record 
  • Able to pass required criminal background check.
One full-time position available, with excellent benefits after 60 day eligibility period, $11.00-12.65 per hour, DOE. 

Please submit the required application with resume & cover letter 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.


LPN OR RN PRIVATE HOME SETTING
About The Arc: 
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including Autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities. With nearly 700 state and local chapters nationwide, The Arc is on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities. The Arc of Spokane is the largest Arc chapter in the state of Washington, and Spokane County is home to approximately 7,000 people with an intellectual or developmental disability.

About Supported Living:
The Arc of Spokane believes that having a disability should not prevent someone from enjoying a rich and meaningful life. Supported Living is The Arc's community living program, supporting adult men and women living in homes they own, lease or rent with housemates. With the freedom to work, socialize and recreate as they wish, Supported Living participants can enjoy the best life has to offer--a comfortable home, full access to their community, and caring staff who are fully qualified to meet their support needs.

Position Summary: The Supported Living Nurse works two or three 8-hour shifts per week as part of a team of nurses and nursing assistants, providing 24/7 medical care and coordination of services to four medically fragile adults with developmental and physical disabilities. 

**MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS**
Minimum age 21
LPN license in good standing for Washington state
Must successfully pass a criminal history background check
Legible handwriting and good communication skills
Reliable transportation (driver's license and proof of insurance) 

Compensation $18.50/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**
About The Arc:
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including Autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities. With nearly 700 state and local chapters nationwide, The Arc is on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities. The Arc of Spokane is the largest Arc chapter in the state of Washington, and Spokane County is home to approximately 7,000 people with an intellectual or developmental disability.

About Supported Living:
The Arc of Spokane believes that having a disability should not prevent someone from enjoying a rich and meaningful life. Supported Living is The Arc's community living program, supporting adult men and women living in homes they own, lease or rent with housemates. With the freedom to work, socialize and recreate as they wish, Supported Living participants can enjoy the best life has to offer--a comfortable home, full access to their community, and caring staff who are fully qualified to meet their support needs.

Position Summary: The Community Living Instructor provides support and guidance in areas of independent living and learning, community skills, personal health and safety to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. 

Openings: 
The Arc of Spokane is searching for enthusiastic, hard-working people to support our adult clients in the following locations:
Logan neighborhood: Full- and Part-time swing shifts. Sunday & Monday availability a must.
5-Mile area: Full-time day shifts
Lincoln Heights area: Full- and Part-time day, swing and overnight shifts 
Spokane Valley: Part-time LPN, shifts TBD ($18.50/hr)
South Perry: Full-time overnight shifts

We offer paid 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.

**MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS**

Minimum age 18
HS Diploma or GED
Must successfully pass a criminal history background check
Legible handwriting and good communication skills
Reliable transportation (driver's license and proof of insurance) 
Must be available to work the paid training and obtain certifications. 

Compensation: $11.40/hour+ DOE and benefits including medical, dental, paid leave, life insurance and retirement.

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.


THE ARC THRIFT STORE IS HIRING!

SALES FLOOR SUPERVISOR
Do you have experience training and managing successful sales teams? The Arc of Spokane Thrift Store is looking for you! Come be a part of our valued team supervising the daily operations of our sales team as Sales Floor Supervisor.

The Sales Floor Supervisor helps achieve maximum sales performance by ensuring full staffing levels and training, maintaining store cleanliness and operational efficiency, training staff, and opening and closing the store as required. Additional duties may include: administrative duties, preparing necessary reports as required by the Director of Thrift Store Operations, working with the Finance Department to ensure accuracy of sales information, ordering supplies, and other duties as assigned.

Schedule is full-time, Tuesday – Saturday with an even split between opening and closing shifts. Opening shifts are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Closing shifts are 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Prior experience in retail management, administrative support, and supervisory experience
  • Prior experience of training and leading associates to achieve objectives
  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Computer skills related to cashier/retail positions
  • Ability to pass required background check

Compensation:  $12.50 - $14.38/hour DOE, excellent benefits once eligibility period is complete.

Please submit the required application with resume & cover letter 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.



PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT
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: 

1 Position:
  • 1 position - Pricer - Misc - 25 hours per week, $11.00/hr.
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 submit the 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.

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