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: January 22, 2015

Are you a caregiver looking to join a great agency? Promote independence & choice in the lives of people with developmental disabilities in our community. Become a Community Living Instructor with The Arc of Spokane!
The Arc of Spokane is searching for enthusiastic, hard-working people to support our adult clients in their homes. Our caregiving positions offer a variety of opportunities to support adults with developmental disabilities in the areas of; independent living, community skills, personal health & safety. 
We offer on the job training and will assist you in obtaining your Registered Nursing Assistant license and other basic certifications for this field.  
Schedule flexibility is key. Hours will vary depending on the needs of each Supported Living Site. 
Currently we are looking for part-time and full-time positions. Benefits for 30+ hours per week once eligibility criteria is met. 
Minimum age 18,
Completed a HS Diploma or GED,
Must be able to successfully pass a required background check
Legible handwriting & and good communication skills
Reliable transportation (driver's license and proof of insurance)
Work schedules and hours available vary by each site. (Days-Swing-Noc Shifts) Must be available to work the paid training and obtain certifications. Wage is $9.85/hr.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, 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. 

The Arc of Spokane Thrift store is seeking a qualified Solicitation Manager to be responsible for managing, planning, directing, and coordinating the operations of the telemarketing department to ensure that donation levels of resalable merchandise are adequate to meet the needs of the business. Successful candidate will demonstrates a high level of knowledge of the business of telemarketing.  
Major responsibilities and expectations will include: 
*Designs and maintains route schedules to serve the donation needs of the business.
*Manages telemarketing operations including hiring qualified employees by screening applications and evaluating applicants during interviews.
*Evaluates the performance of the call center associates.
*Supports the corporate culture by promoting a management style of open communication, accountability and consistent treatment of all employees as well as compliance with all Federal and State laws.
*Provides training by answering questions, giving directions and offering constructive feedback about task performance to employees.
*Writes disciplinary actions, performance feedback for employees and communicates effectively with the employees regarding these matters.
*Maintains daily employee attendance records for assigned departments and effectively communicates with employees.
*Prompt decision making to resolve problems submitted by associates.
*Provide safety guidelines to employees, coach employees regarding safety issues, identify and promptly report safety concerns to the Thrift Store Director.
*Develop and implement all aspects of an excellent customer service program.
*Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Thrift Store Operations.
*Responsible for supervising associates in support of the department operations.
*Must follow The Arc of Spokane Thrift Store Mission.
Must be able to pass required background check, have a valid Washington driver's license and proof of insurance. Must demonstrate sensitivity and commitment to persons with disabilities.
Full-time exempt position, $25,000-30,000 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 thrift store.  Position closes 02/02/15 at 5pm.


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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