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 September 18, 2017. 
Scroll down for full descriptions of each position. 

  • LPN/RN -- Full time and part time positions
  • Community Inclusion Manager -- Full time exempt position
  • Community Center Specialist -- Full time position (40 hours per week)
  • Community Engagement and Participation -- Full time position (40 hours per week)
  • Community Living Instructor -- Full time and Part time positions, Various locations around Spokane
  • Employment Specialist -- FT 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

LPN/RN
Are you looking for just one or two shifts a week? or full time?
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.


Community Inclusion Program Manager 
We are seeking a manager to lead our Community Inclusion program! (formerly Community Access). This program provides supports to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them more fully access community resources, activities, events, organizations, and opportunities for inclusion in their community. Each client's interests and support needs are considered, and then an individualized plan is developed and implemented to assist the client both with participating in and contributing to community activities and opportunities, and with developing significant relationships with others in the community.

Typical support services include:
  • interests assessment
  • planning
  • opportunity research and development
  • activity coordination and facilitation
  • coaching
  • service documentation & contract management
The manager has overall responsibility for program operations, including:
  • all client services
  • supervising a staff of 8-10 full and part time employees
  • program budgeting and financial performance 
A desire to support persons with developmental disabilities is essential.

Required Qualifications: HS Diploma/GED, driver's license, insurance, clean MVR, reliable transportation, able to pass required background check

Preferred Qualifications: BA degree, experience supporting individuals with disabilities, supervisory experience, person centered planning experience

This is an exempt management position, 40 hours per week, salary range of $14.75 to $16.96, excellent benefits after required eligibility is met, and 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 be download above and returned to the address above or emailed to workwithus@arc-spokane.org. Include cover letter, 3 professional references, and resume by application deadline of Friday, September 29th at 5pm. 


COMMUNITY CENTER SPECIALIST
The Arc of Spokane is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Community Center Team! As a member of our team you will develop and implement educational, social, and recreational activities for individuals with developmental disabilities with a focus on community integration. To be successful you will need to:
  • Have a passion for our mission.
  • Have patience.
  • Be creative.
  • Take direction but be self directed when necessary.
  • Be able to set and keep boundaries.
  • Be willing and able to communicate with diverse program participants including college students, families, and home providers. 
  • Be comfortable driving a 15 passenger van to take community center members to on outings in the Greater Spokane area.
Full time positions 40 hours per week, M-F 8:00-4:30, $11.00 per hour. You must have a valid driver's license, insurance, reliable transportation, as well as successfully pass 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 be download above and returned to the address above or emailed to workwithus@arc-spokane.org.


Seeking Support Staff for Community Engagement & Participation
Seeking Support Staff for Community Engagement & Participation
Compensation: $11.00-12.65 per hour, DOE+ excellent benefits 
Employment type: full-time 

The Arc of Spokane is the region's go-to organization for advocacy and support of individuals with development disabilities. The Community Inclusion program (formerly Community Access) 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 Inclusion 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! 

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, auto insurance, clean 3-year driving record 
  • Able to pass 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 be download above and returned to the address above or emailed to workwithus@arc-spokane.org.


COMMUNITY LIVING INSTRUCTORS (see graphic ad below)





EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

The Arc of Spokane is seeking individuals 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. Flexible schedule, 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 40 hours per week ; $13.00 to $14.95/hour DOE. 

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 be download above and returned to the address above or emailed to workwithus@arc-spokane.org.







THE ARC THRIFT STORE IS NOT CURRENTLY HIRING! 
 


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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