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.
The following position list was updated on March 27, 2017.
Scroll down for full descriptions of each position.
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:
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
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.
The Arc of Spokane is seeking an individual 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. 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. Full-time with excellent benefits; $13.00 to $14.95/hour DOE. Please submit application, resume and 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 email@example.com.
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!
Non-profit and community values
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 position available, with excellent benefits after 60 day eligibility period, $11.00-12.65 per 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASHIER TEAM -- 1 Part time position 24 hours per week
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. If you love to interact daily with customers and want to build our growing reputation, a cashier at the Arc of Spokane Thrift store is a great match for you!
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.
Starting Pay: $11.00 per hour. 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 email@example.com.
*Applications and inquiries are NOT accepted at the Thrift Store.
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.