Employment Opportunities at the Achievement Centers for Children
The Achievement Centers for Children is nationally-recognized for its excellence in helping children with disabilities and their families achieve and thrive. Employment with us is rewarding personally and professionally.
The Achievement Centers has three locations in Highland Hills, Strongsville, and Westlake.
Manager of Adult Day Program
Make a difference in the lives of adults with disabilities!
Achievement Centers for Children is seeking an experienced Day Program Manager to lead an exciting and growing day program for adults with disabilities. The program is year-round, located in Strongsville, on a unique 52 acre facility, and runs Monday through Friday.
The right candidate for the job needs to have at least 3 years of supervisory and leadership experience. Bachelor’s degree in related field required. Experience with a range of disabilities, compliance reviews and documentation preferred. Must be comfortable with outdoor activities, communicating professionally with families and referral sources and most importantly, be committed to ensuring our clients are respected and provided a dynamic experience every day.
We offer excellent benefits and generous paid time off.
Autism School Educational Assistant
Join the Achievement Centers for Children, one of Cleveland's oldest and most innovative agencies serving children with special needs. Teacher’s Assistants are needed for our innovative K-8 programs for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This position is part of an interdisciplinary team in a full day school year program that is "cutting edge" in its program design and practice.
You will work with students daily, supporting classroom learning and individual needs as well as observation, documentation and general maintenance of the classroom.
The qualified candidate will have a minimum of one year of experience with students with autism in a classroom setting. Bachelor or Associate’s Degree in Education, Child Development, Psychology or related field preferred. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team are required.
Direct Care Staff
River Rock program, operating out of Camp Cheerful in Strongsville, is seeking a Direct Care Staff to provide services to adults with disabilities. The main function of this position is to provide safe and quality services and foster independence by enhancing abilities.
Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 1 year of experience working with people with disabilities, experience assisting with personal care needs and have a HS diploma or GED. Must be available to work to work M-F 8:45-4:45.
Camp Counselors for Respite Weekends
Camp Cheerful in Strongsville
Make a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities by bringing your talents to Camp Cheerful! Become part of our Camp Team!
We are looking for Respite Weekend Camp Counselors for our Strongsville location. You will be providing primary care for both individual needs and participation in camp activities. These positions are a 24 hour per day commitments - day, evening and night from Friday through Sunday. These positions require overnight on the camp grounds.
The qualified candidate will have a minimum of one year experience working with children and adults with disabilities. You must be at least 18 years of age.
High Ropes Course Belayer
Make a difference in the lives of adults with disabilities! Bring your talents and enthusiasm to our Camp Cheerful on 52 beautiful acres in Strongsville!
As a belayer, you are responsible for utilizing safety equipment to assist individuals on the high ropes tower to ensure their safety at all times. Our facility includes a low ropes course, high ropes course, easy and hard wall, zip line, and giant swing. The position is a contracted position utilized on an as needed basis. You will be notified at least two weeks prior to the upcoming events.
Previous experience with high ropes courses and team building is preferred but not required. Previous experience with persons with disabilities is preferred. You must be at least 18 years of age. Download a more complete job description here.
Adapted Aquatics Instructors
Achievement Centers for Children is seeking Adapted Aquatics Instructors for PRN contract positions for either our Westlake location. We offer flexible schedules: any day of the week morning until evening.
This position teaches swimming lessons to individuals with developmental disabilities. Ages range from 9 months old to adults. We offer 30 minute individual lessons, 45 minute individual lessons, and 45 minute small group lessons. Sessions are either 8 or 9 weeks in length. Instructors are required to provide progress notes for each individual at the end of the session.
The qualified candidate will:
- Develop classes that are developmental in regards to swimmers’ functioning level and skill abilities.
- Responsible for planning and implementing aquatics programs that benefit the swimmers.
- Keeps storage areas and work areas clean and properly arranged.
- Knowledgeable about Adapted Aquatics and its therapeutic value as it relates to individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Ability to establish and maintain a positive working relationship with staff, clients and their families.
- Ability to maintain all required documentation.
- Knowledge of pool safety, First Aid and CPR, as it relates to recreational programming.
You will possess experience working with individuals with disabilities. First Aid and CPR certified- we will provide training if certification expires. Water Safety Instructor preferred but not required. Adapted Aquatics Certification preferred but not required. Download a more complete job description here.
Updated: August 2, 2016