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 August 16, 2017.
Scroll down for full descriptions of each position. 

  • Community Trainer and Educator -- 1 Part time position (30 hours per week)
  • Supported Living Site Manager -- 1 Full time position
  • LPN/RN -- Full time and part time positions
  • Para-Transit Van Driver -- 1 Part time position (16-24 hours per week)
  • Caregiving -- Full or part-time positions available     
  • Thrift Store Cashier -- 1 Part time position (28 hours per week)
  • Production Miscl Pricer -- 1 Part time position (25 hours per week)
  • Production Unloader -- 1 Full time position (40 hours per week)
  • Donation Driver -- Full time position (40 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

COMMUNITY TRAINER AND EDUCATOR
The Arc of Spokane's Advocacy and Family Support program has a Community Trainer and Educator position available. The Partnership 4 Safety, a nationally recognized abuse prevention program, is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated social worker to provide information on disability resources to the community and training about sexual abuse awareness, intervention and response of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to professionals and community members.

The successful candidate will have:
  • Experience in providing trainings and presentations
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of adult learning styles
  • Experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Knowledgeable about resources for families of children and adults with developmental disabilities in Spokane County.
  • Experience in writing and documentation to include reports, newsletter articles, resource directories and proficient computer skills including Microsoft Suite, specifically PowerPoint
Requirements: Bachelors in Social Work or equivalent degree, ability to meet training requirements, which may include some out of town travel, must have a valid Washington driver's license, vehicle insurance and be able to pass the required background check.

The position is 30 hours per week M-F; DOE, with excellent benefits after criteria is met.

Please submit the required 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 workwithus@arc-spokane.org. 

Position closes Thursday, 08/24/17 at 5pm.


SUPPORTED LIVING MANAGER

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 direct support staff who are fully qualified and competent to meet their needs.

Position Summary: The Supported Living Manager is a committed, thorough and creative person facilitating and managing 24/7 day-to-day staffing, support services and social justice for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in home(s) in Spokane. This position focuses on all facets of human services; it is not property management-type work.

**MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS**

  • Minimum age 21
  • High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum two-year degree in a related field with two years' experience in a supervisory capacity OR two years' experience serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities successfully, with two years' experience in a supervisory position.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal history background check and FBI fingerprint check initially and at least every three years thereafter.
  • Legible handwriting, strong computer skills and good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, prioritize, handle multiple tasks, keep thorough and accurate records, be self-directed and motivated, and see projects through to timely completion.
  • Demonstrated management, leadership, conflict resolution, supervisory and teamwork skills/experience.
  • Experience in dementia/Alzheimer's and/or mental health supports helpful.
  • Reliable transportation (driver's license and proof of insurance) required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, holidays and weekends as needs demand.
Compensation:  $33,800-$38,875 annually DOE + benefits 

Please submit the required 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 workwithus@arc-spokane.org.



LPN/RN
Are you looking for just one or two shifts a week?
Are you retired or semi-retired and looking to supplement your income?
Are you ready for an easy-going, relaxed work environment where you can really get to know your patients and co-workers?

If you answered "Yes" to any of those questions you may want to check us out!

The Arc of Spokane is looking for a few good nurses. Support the day-to-day needs of four young adults (not residents) in their own home (not a facility). This is an environment where you get to use your professional skills, good nursing judgment and adjust your day's routine to fit the needs of the individuals. No requirements to supervise others; our services are team-oriented and it's all about supporting people to lead healthy and enjoyable lives.

LPNs - $19.25 to $22.14 DOE
RNs - $22.25 to $25.59 DOE

Full-time and part-time available; 8-hour shifts. Nice benefits package for 30 or more hours per week.

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 will be reviewed in order received. Positions open until filled.



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 1 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 $12.65/hour with on-the-job training and agency pays for basic certifications. 

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. 


Make a Difference Caregiving! COMMUNITY LIVING INSTRUCTORS

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

Apply Now!

The Arc of Spokane is searching for motivated, enthusiastic, and dependable people to support people 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 all required certifications to work in this field. Your schedule flexibility is key. Hours will vary depending on the needs of each Supported Living Site. 

***We are currently looking to fill part-time and full-time direct support positions, Both Male & Female***

**Minimum Requirements**
Minimum age 18
Completed HS Diploma or GED
Must pass an FBI fingerprint background check
Legible handwriting & good communication skills
Basic computer proficiency
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 $12.15/hr + $50 hiring bonus on first paycheck + $200 bonus after 60 days, required training completion and cleared background check. Medical, Dental, Life insurance benefits at 30+ hours per week, Vacation, sick, personal leave time + 9 premium paid holidays.

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

 

THE ARC THRIFT STORE IS HIRING!
 

1 CASHIER -- up to 28 hours per week, $11.00/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. 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!
 
PRODUCTION MISCL PRICER-1 position available, PT 25 hours per week, $12.00 per hour, Tues-Sat, 7am-12pm.
PRODUCTION UNLOADER - 1 position available, FT 40 hours per week, $12.00 per hour + benefits. Working back dock and available evenings for closing procedures.

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.
 
DONATION DRIVER
Full time, 40 hour per week position, excellent benefits, $13.25 - 15.24per hour DOE, must also be available weekends. Driving knowledge of Spokane and surrounding areas helpful.

Requirements: Must be at least 21, have a valid WA driver's license minimum 5 years, (CDL not required), clean driving record for the past three years which will ensure acceptance of agency insurance, good verbal skills, impeccable customer service, ability to lift up to 50 lbs repeatedly, and work in various weather conditions. You must also be able to pass the 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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