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 245 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.

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:
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. 

Updated: July 28, 2015

The Arc of Spokane is looking for an enthusiastic, caring individual with some accounting background to join our Financial Management Department. Our protective payee program is motivated in finding someone who has initiative, is organized and knows the value of paying attention to detail.

As a candidate, you must be proficient with data entry and use of computerized checkbook software/MS Office. A qualified candidate will have excellent communication skills with emphasis on listening, tact, diplomacy and patience. 

Successful candidates will encourage clients to gain long-term financial independence and promote a good working relationship with landlords, creditors, SS, DDA, DSHS and Frontier Behavioral Health. As a member of the FM Department, you will be responsible for maintaining up to 200+ client bank accounts, computer registers and client files in auditable condition following Social Security guidelines for representative payees for adults with developmental disabilities. 

Requirements: Must be at least 18 with a HS Diploma/GED, valid driver's license and current insurance with the ability to pass required background check. 2+years in personal finance/accounting is preferred but not required.

The Financial Management Counselor position is Full Time M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm, $10.75-12.36/hr DOE, includes comprehensive benefits package.

For serious inquiries only, Please fill out the required application in person at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. Second Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202. Applications can also be downloaded above and either mailed or brought in to the office. Position closes Friday, August 7, 2015 at 5pm.

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.  Position closes: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 5pm.

The Arc of Spokane is seeking a creative, dedicated and hard-working leader for our fundraising efforts.  The manager obtains donations and grants from individuals, foundations and corporations that help to fund the agency and its programs.  Fundraising occurs primarily through written communications, but also requires personal contacts with larger donors to sustain and increase their financial support for the agency.  The manager also carries out all aspects of our corporate communications, including our website, Facebook page, newsletter, brochures, etc.  Our organization enjoys an excellent reputation for program quality and has a very positive internal culture for our employees.

The manager works closely with the executive director and the executive assistant in planning and carrying out fundraising activities.  The manager interacts frequently with the agency’s board members, program managers and employees on fundraising and communications projects.

The attributes and skills needed to succeed in this position include:
• A strong affinity for our mission of enhancing the quality of life of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Well-organized self-starter with a drive to succeed.
• Strong writing, speaking and public speaking skills.
• Comfortable with making new friends and asking for financial support.
• Good understanding of social media and able to use social media to further the public’s understanding of our mission and to develop support for our mission.
• Talent for graphic layout and design.

Required Qualifications:  Must be 18 years of age, with a valid driver's license, insurance, and clean MVR, and be able to pass required background check.

Preferred Qualifications: Four-year degree, or equivalent experience.   Two years of relevant experience.  Proficiency with MS Office software applications.  Aptitude for mastering fundraising software.
Full-time, M-F 8:30am – 5:00pm, $34K to $40K DOE, with good benefits.
Applications are available at our office, or can be downloaded above.  Please submit cover letter, resume and completed application to The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99202.  Applications will be reviewed in order received.  Position posting closes 5pm, Monday 8/10/15.
If you would like a full job description for this position, please contact Suzette Wilson at

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 and insurance and clean MVR.  This position is full-time, 40 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 $10.50 to $14.00/hour DOE.  The Arc provides full time employees with a benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, medical/dental, retirement, and personal leave; paid holidays etc., once eligibility criteria is met.

Please submit the required application with resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references; application deadline is Wednesday, 8/5/15 by 5pm.  You may pick up an application at our office located on 320 E. Second Ave., or download one above.

With clear skies and warm weather ahead, what better time than now, to set your sights on a new career opportunity? What better time than now to consider the possibility of a job where your efforts can make a meaningful difference and have a lasting impact?  Every day through hard work, enthusiasm, creativity, training, and commitment our Community Living Instructors make significant contributions that support and improve the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. So, how about starting something new and becoming part of something great?

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The Arc of Spokane is searching for motivated, enthusiastic, and dependable people to support our adult clients 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 your Registered Nursing Assistant license and other basic certifications for this field. Your schedule flexibility is key. Hours will vary depending on the needs of each Supported Living Site. Currently we are looking to fill part-time and full-time direct support staff positions, both male & female.

**Minimum Requirements**
    Minimum age 18
    Completed HS Diploma or GED
    Must be able to successfully pass a background check
    Legible handwriting & good communication skills
    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/hr, benefits for 30+ hour positions.

**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.


No Current Openings

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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




2014 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Line Staff)   
Joey Thornbrue, Maintenance
Joey has been an essential part of the agency since his arrival. He normally comprises the night shift in the Facilities Department but has been extremely flexible in supporting the agency at all hours of the day. Quite honestly when he first came to work for us he didn’t know a whole lot about our agency or the requirements necessary to support the facilities we own and lease. He progressed dramatically in his knowledge, capacity and developed a deep enthusiasm for the mission we hold so dear. He works most of the extra days on the weekend to support events without so much as a fuss. His great attitude is infectious and can be seen whenever he goes through the Community Center. People are always glad to see him and he makes their day just a little bit brighter.

2014 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (Leadership)
Dave Rogers, Johanna & Avista Enclave Manager
Dave has demonstrated the tremendous value of his work in supporting our clients in maintaining successful employment and in effectively collaborating with our host-company partners at Avista and Johanna.  The quality of his efforts is demonstrated by feedback provided by his clients, his staff, and our host-company colleagues. One of Dave’s clients has said that he is the best boss ever. Dave’s staff member has highlighted Dave’s responsibility and his work integrity. Johanna has regularly expressed their strong appreciation for the efforts of his crew, and clearly acknowledged that under Dave’s leadership his crew is able to outperform not only temporary staffing that they would otherwise bring in to do the job, but also Johanna’s own regular employees.  And Avista has said that with Dave’s supervision the crew there is performing at a higher level than at any time in the past. Dave’s contributions are also noteworthy in building independence and capacity in his clients. He expects a lot from them, but because he helps them to succeed, he helps them achieve both strong employment outcomes and a critical sense of self-confidence.


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