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.  

Current Openings

The following position list was updated on November 28, 2016.
Scroll down for full descriptions of each position. 

  • Community Living Instructor
  • Group Supported Employment Supervisor
  • Support Specialist - CA
  • Thrift Store Lead Cashier and Kids Pricing Associate 

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 LIVING INSTRUCTOR
THIS IS THE PLACE!!!
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 who are available to work swing shift hours. Both Male & Female ***Other shifts available too!****

**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 $10.25/hr.

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.

GROUP SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT SUPERVISOR
The Group Supported Employment (GSE) Supervisor will work to achieve agency GSE program goals through effective community collaboration with clients, host company, and stakeholders (including guardians, family members, advocates, case managers, residential providers and others).

Additionally, the GSE Supervisor will provide a range of vocational interest exploration and employment support services for clients enrolled in our GSE program. Primary program goals will focus on maximizing both satisfying and remunerative employment opportunities for GSE clients at the host company worksite.

This is a direct service provider position providing employment support for individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities in a group setting--up to eight clients simultaneously--at a host company to ensure that clients are able to successfully complete their work responsibilities. This includes initial job training, coaching/training on specific job tasks, skill development, and monitoring client performance. The GSE supervisor will need to embrace the policies, procedures, and practices of the host company and act as a liaison between the host company and The Arc of Spokane.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Must be committed to self-advocacy and personal choice for individuals with developmental disabilities.
2. Maintain current certification as needed for client safety. (This may include CPR, First Aid, Food and Beverage Workers Permit, and other training as needed).
3. Must possess organizational, managerial, administrative, communication, and computer skills.
4. Must provide reliable transportation, a valid driver's license, and proof of insurance.
5. Must demonstrate sensitivity and commitment to persons with disabilities.
6. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to accommodate client needs.
7. Must be able to successfully pass a background check.
8. Must be able to perform physical aspects of the job, which may include toileting, feeding, lifting, and the physical aspects of jobs where demonstration and modeling are required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Counseling, Psychology or related field, or three years experience successfully supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.
2. Possess strong organizational skills, communication skills, and the ability to take initiative.
3. Experience in supported employment preferred.

This is a full time position with medical, dental, and retirement benefits after the appropriate waiting periods.

Starting wage is $13.00 -- $14.95 per hour depending on experience.

Please submit resume, letter of interest, reference, and 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 with the additional required items to the address above or email it to workwithus@arc-spokane.org.

SUPPORT SPECIALIST - CA
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.

Full-time & Part-time positions available, with excellent benefits after 60 day eligibility period, $10.50-12.08 per hour, DOE.

Please submit resume, letter of interest, reference, and 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 with the additional required items to the address above or email it to workwithus@arc-spokane.org.

The Arc Thrift Store - Lead Cashier & Pricer - Kids 
LEAD CASHIER -- up to 32 hours per week, $9.72/hr
You are our customers positive first impression! You are friendly, enthusiastic and are the first and last person that our customer see daily. You educate our customers of our mission and what we stand for. You are accurate on the register and quick to multi task with phones, ringing and general service needs. You open and close the store when needed, provide leadership & training to cashiers, and can provide accurate and be efficient with required reporting.

PRICING ASSOCIATE
Kids Pricer, FT 40 hours per week + benefits, Starting Pay: $10.00 per hour.

It takes keen eyes and a knowledge of quality goods to work on our production team. You might sort, tag, or price donations. Your understanding of apparel and household items means that quality donations make it to our sales floor in a well-priced and timely manner. You are on your feet and moving constantly throughout your shift. Your diligence and ability to meet hourly production goals and quotas make you a perfect candidate for a production position at The Arc of Spokane Thrift Store.

Physical requirements for this position will include but are not limited to: The ability to stand, twist, bend and lift up to 50 lbs regularly.

Successful candidates will have a positive attitude, the desire to work as a team and will always strive for exceptional customer service.

Work shifts vary based on the needs of the department and may include weekends and holidays.

Minimum Requirements: Should be at least 18 years old, have a High School diploma or GED, and Must successfully pass our required background check.

All positions require you to be flexible and available Mon-Sun.

If you are interested, enthusiastic and a go-getter. . .

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.

*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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