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 July 17, 2017.
Scroll down for full descriptions of each position. 

  • Development Coordinator -- 1 Part time position (32 hours per week)
  • Para-Transit Van Driver -- 1 Part time position (16-24 hours per week)
  • Caregiving -- Full or part-time positions available     
  • LPN in a Private Home Setting -- Full or Part time position 
  • Thrift Store Cashiers -- 2 Part time positions (28 hours per week)
  • Thrift Store Production Floater -- 1 Part time position (28 hours per week)
  • Thrift Store Hanger/Tagger -- 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

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
The Arc of Spokane is seeking a creative, organized and hard-working individual to help in our fundraising efforts. The coordinators primary responsibility will be grant writing including conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources. This includes researching, compiling, writing and editing grant applications, as well as developing templates to streamline the grant proposal process. This position also includes a few duties involving social media, and event coordination for The Arc of Spokane and works directly with the Director of Communications & Resource Development. Our organization enjoys an excellent reputation for program quality and has a very positive internal culture for our employees.

The attributes and skills needed to succeed in this position include:
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.
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: Minimum of two years of successful grant writing experience. Previous experience with non-profit fundraising. Experience working in deadline-driven environments. Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines. Able to monitor and meet income goals.  Demonstrates knowledge & skills in social media.

Part-time, 32 hours per week, M-F, $14.78 to $17.00 per hour DOE. Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Personal leave and paid holidays once eligibility criteria is met.

Applications can also be download above and returned to the address above or email it to workwithus@arc-spokane.org. 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 closes 07/31/17 at Noon.


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.

Spokane Valley Private Home LPN or RN
Have you "been there and done that" with the politics of big hospital work? Or the pressure of high resident-to-staff ratios in nursing care facilities? Be part of our group of dedicated caregivers instead! We offer a fun and low-key work environment in a beautiful and well-organized home serving four young adults in Spokane Valley. 

Our nurses provide treatments, ongoing assessment, administer medications and tube feedings, coordinate care with physicians and pharmacy, and work cooperatively with the nursing assistant team. 

FT and PT openings. Not physically demanding, 1:4 client ratio, Check us out; you'll be glad you did! 

Requirements: LPN/RN, able to pass background check, have reliable transportation. $19.25-$24.73 per hour, DOE. 

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!
CASHIERS, PRODUCTION FLOATER, & DONATION DRIVER!
 
 
2 CASHIERS -- 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!

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 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.


PRODUCTION FLOATER-1 position available, PT 28 hours per week, $12.00 per hour.
and
PRODUCTION HANGER/TAGGER - 1 position available, FT 40 hours per week, $12.00 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 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.

Local DRIVER to pick up Donations for The Arc of Spokane!
Full time, 40 hour per week position, excellent benefits, $12.00 - 13.80 per 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.

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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