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 225 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. For questions, contact Pam Mulvania at pmulvania@arc-spokane.org or Wendy Horn at whorn@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 OPENINGS
Updated: July 28, 2014

1-ON-1 COMMUNITY SUPPORT/CONNECTOR POSITION
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 a WA/FBI 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 application.  Download at above or pickup at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. Second Ave., Spokane, WA 99202.  Position closes: Friday August 1st, 2014.

SUPPORTED LIVING CAREGIVERS
Attention Moms & Dads! The end of July is nearing and the back-to-school reminders are popping up in stores everywhere.  Each year the supply list that sits crumpled at the bottom of an abandoned backpack gets longer:  college ruled paper, markers, number two pencils, binders, erasers, boxes of Kleenex, boxes of plastic baggies, colored pencils, snacks, study guides, lunch boxes, and more.  It adds up quick!  Concerned about costs?  Want to work but can’t make a full-time commitment?  Want the flexibility you need to balance work and family?
The Arc of Spokane is searching for energetic, hardworking people to help support our adult clients with developmental disabilities in their homes.  We are hiring part-time with some full-time positions available. Day and swing shifts, weekdays and weekends available.  Must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and be able to pass required background check.  Reliable transportation (driver’s license and proof of insurance) is important, so we know you can get to various locations to meet and help the clients. Good communication and writing skills needed.
Fill out required application at 320 E 2nd Avenue Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm or download an application above.

THRIFT STORE SALES MANAGER
The Arc of Spokane Thrift store is seeking a qualified Sales Manager to be responsible for hourly and daily supervision of staff in all areas of the selling floor. 
This manager provides training, coaching and documentation of individual and team performance in our Sales area. Our Sales Manager is accountable for hourly, daily and weekly sales goals. 1-3 years of thrift store sales supervisory experience is required. Applicant must be skilled in the areas of merchandising, training, delegating, and reviewing staff performance. Major responsibilities and expectations will include:
*Solid skills in merchandising, organizing and maintaining a full and organized selling floor.
*Ability to lead the sales team on scheduled shifts to ensure daily goals are met.
*Serve as opening and closing manager and handle workplace issues effectively while delegating daily work assignments.
*Coordinate merchandise in all areas of the sales floor.
*Lead the sales team to meet and achieve daily sizing, straightening, organizing and recycling goals.
*Collaborate with leadership in the store to improve, process and ensure best practices for all selling roles.
*Willingness to be a Proactive Leader seeking to improve personal performance and that of the team is essential.
*Work alongside Thrift Store Director of Operations to develop, establish and maintain productions goals, train and maintain integrity and easy shopping experience on the sales floor.
*Communicate directly with our partners, donors, volunteers and all other staff.
*Communicate with Managers and Director regarding best ways to daily merchandise and keep the sales floor shoppable, neat and sized.
*Must ensure proper staffing in the sales area and be able to handle donations with diligent daily record keeping of the amount of incoming donations and sales. 
**Must follow The Arc of Spokane Thrift Store Mission.
Requirements:
Must be able to pass required background check, have a valid Washington driver's license and proof of insurance.
Full-time position, 40 hours per week $30,000-38,000 annual salary, DOE. Includes vacation, sick and personal leave. Medical, dental, life and retirement benefits are offered once eligible.
Please submit required application, letter of interest and resume to The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99202 or download the application above and either mail it in or bring it to the office in person. Applications NOT accepted at the store.  Position closes when filled.

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CARE PROFESSIONALS WITH THE ARC OF SPOKANE RECEIVE NATIONAL AND STATE AWARDS
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

 

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EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR - 2013

2013 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Line Staff)   
Suzette Wilson, Executive Assistant
Since coming to The Arc Suzette has proven herself to be a hard worker, a team player, efficient, resourceful, and a pleasure to be around.  She has taken on duties from a variety of programs and performed tasks with great accuracy.  She has always shown great initiative and frequently points out ways that processes can be improved. Suzette is a wonderful asset to The Arc of Spokane for her willingness to go above and beyond her assigned duties.  She received a performance rating of outstanding last spring. Suzette does all of her tasks well and quickly and with an engaging, positive and friendly disposition. She is a dream employee.  

 
2013 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Leadership)
Brian Holloway, Director of Advocacy & Family Support and Communication/Development
Brian has gone above and beyond the call of duty transitioning into the role of Advocacy and Family Support Director. As a manager he allows you the freedom to be creative in exploring new ways to impact the families we serve. He goes out of his way to meet and hear every families story/concern in the room and wants to make sure that every family is included and will be impacted in some way by the workshops that we offer.  Brian's wonderful skills include organization, leadership abilities and the ability to encourage cooperation and growth among his team. Under his leadership, Brian has improved the morale of the AFS team by instilling a sense of stability.

 

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