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Who and what is St. Louis Arc?

Since 1950, people with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families have been placing their trust with the St. Louis Arc. Today, our 400+ team members serve more than 4,500 individuals throughout the greater St. Louis region.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We foster a professional, fair environment of respect, collaboration, and empowerment that values the diversity of all individuals. We make a real effort to encourage and actualize diversity, equity, and inclusion through various recruiting and promotional avenues, including our Race, Equity, Access, Diversity, and Inclusion (READI) task force.
You’ll have opportunities to learn and grow, plus benefits to support your personal and professional well-being. All employees (full time, part time, and PRN) have access to the 403(b) retirement plan, the Employee Assistance Program, referral bonuses, and employee appreciation.

Full time staff are eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, and other financial protection benefits (life, accident, disability and critical illness). Our providers include United Healthcare, Delta Dental of Missouri, Vision Benefits of America (VBA) and Unum.

Additionally, the Arc provides life and disability insurance for full time employees. We offer paid time off (PTO) for rest and relaxation, vacations and minor illnesses, as well as paid Long-Term Sick Leave (LTS) for extended illness or injury.

Certain full-time positions in direct care are also eligible for Student Loan Paydown Assistance, which gives individuals the opportunity to have their student loans paid directly by St. Louis Arc.

Information on eligibility and waiting periods can be provided by our recruiters.
Discrimination Policies
When we hire, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors.

We consistently administer a firm harassment policy—employing zero tolerance with allegations of retaliation, and immediately investigating and responding to formal and informal grievances. We strive to maintain a work environment where everyone feels safe, comfortable and respectful of each other.
Pre-Employment Screenings
We conduct background screenings for all new hires in accordance with the policies of St. Louis Arc and funder requirements. To protect the safety of our participants, we use Missouri’s Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) to obtain background information and make informed hiring decisions.

For positions that require driving participants, we require staff to have use of a reliable vehicle, auto insurance, a valid driver’s license and safe driving record.

Our recruiters can discuss our background and driving requirements in more detail with applicants in a confidential manner.
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliance
The St. Louis Arc is an equal opportunity employer. We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with us.
Federal Compliance
The St. Louis Arc operates in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws. Click below to review some of these important regulations.
St. Louis Arc participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their employees. E-Verify checks the information provided on an employee’s Form I-9 electronically against records contained in DHS and SSA’s databases.

Please click on this link to E-Verify for further information.