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 November 15, 2017. 
Scroll down for full descriptions of each position. 

  • Community Inclusion Support Specialist -- Full time position
  • Caregiving -- Full time and part time positions. No experience necessary - we train!!!
  • LPN/RN -- Full time and part time positions

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 INCLUSION SUPPORT SPECIALIST
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

Compensation: $11.75-$13.51 per hour, DOE+ excellent benefits 
Employment type: full-time 

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. 


CAREGIVING - Full time and Part time positions available. No Experience Necessary - We Train!!! 
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 staff who are fully qualified to meet their support needs.

Position Summary: The Community Living Instructor provides support and guidance in areas of independent living and learning, community skills, personal health and safety to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. 

We offer paid 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.

**MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS**
• Minimum age 18
• HS Diploma or GED
• Must successfully pass FBI fingerprint background check
• Legible handwriting and good communication skills
• Reliable transportation (driver's license and proof of insurance) 
• Must be available to work the paid training and obtain certifications. 

Compensation:
$12.15/hour+ DOE and benefits including medical, dental, paid leave, life 
insurance and retirement once eligibility criteria is met.

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. 


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.



THE ARC THRIFT STORE OPENINGS

There are currently no openings at the Thrift Store.

*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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