Child Care

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.

The following positions are currently available. If you are interested in pursuing any of the opportunities posted on this website, please forward your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Summer Camp Staff Positions

We are looking for 100 outstanding, qualified, patient, committed and caring staff members for our summer camp staff team to help children and adults ages 5 to 70+ with disabilities experience traditional camp activities that are fun, empowering, memorable and medically safe. Our Camp Cheerful, nestled on 52 acres of the Cleveland Metroparks in Strongsville, offers swimming, fishing, horsemanship activities, hiking, and a high ropes challenge course, all fully accessible. We also offer day camps at our Highland Hills and Westlake sites.

Click here to learn more about job requirements, the application process, and how you can make a difference with our very special campers this year.

Social Worker

Make a difference in the lives of young children and their families! Through the development of supportive relationships with families, the qualified candidate will provide home-based parent education, advocacy and resource linkages to first time parents of children birth to three years of age throughout Cuyahoga County.   Cultural competency is essential, and bilingual ability is a plus.

The qualified candidate will possess a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Social Work, as well as their Social Work licensure. (Other related degrees may be considered.)  Previous experience in the mental health field is preferred.  The Help Me Grow Home Visitor Credential is required for this position. Training will be provided if the candidate does not possess the credential.

Please send resume and salary requirements to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Social Worker-Summer Camp

Camp Cheerful - Strongsville

You will provide family-centered social work services to recreation clients and families.  Provides daily leadership during summer camp by modeling how to communicate and interact with campers and teaching skills to summer staff.   Address any issues of concern in order to ensure the most effective service delivery.

You will possess:
1.          A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Licensed Social Worker in Ohio.
2.         Education and training in working with individuals with disabilities.
3.         Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.
4.         Cultural Competency.
5.         Ability to work both independently and effectively in an interdisciplinary setting.
6.         Flexibility and ability to manage time effectively.

For immediate consideration, send your resume including salary requirements to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Assistant Director of Recreation Services

You will manage Camp Cheerful’s Therapeutic Riding, High Ropes, Adapted Aquatics and Facilities Programs.   You will supervise the administrative staff responsible for billing, summer staff personnel files and office procedures.

The qualified candidate will market camp to potential rental groups by providing rental group information, schedules and conducts rental tours. 

You will possess:
1.   A bachelor’s degree. 
2.  Minimum 5 year job related experience
3.  Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience
4.  Computer knowledge and keyboarding skills
5.  Must be detail-oriented and be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment
6.  Good mathematical ability and experience with spreadsheet applications, bookkeeping and data management.

For immediate consideration, send your resume including salary requirements to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Teachers and Assistant Teachers
Autism Summer Program at Highland Hills and Westlake

Make a difference in the lives of children with autism by bringing your talents to the Achievement Centers for Children as part of our 7 week Summer Program!  Our pre-K – 8th grade summer autism program is both educational and therapeutic focused. The curriculum is aligned with Ohio’s Academic Contact Standards.  If you have experience working as a teacher or assistant teacher with children with autism, please send your resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

River Rock Adult Day Service Provider

Make a difference in the lives of adults with disabilities!  Bring your talents and enthusiasm to our new, year-round, 5 day a week program, and provide hands on assistance to our clients through a range of outdoor and indoor activities on 52 beautiful acres at Camp Cheerful in Strongsville.

The successful candidate will have experience working with individuals with disabilities. This unique program seeks creative, caring and upbeat individuals who will be excited working with individuals with disabilities outdoors, while providing fun, quality and skill enhancing activities/ programs. For consideration, please send your resume including salary requirements to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Cook – Respite Weekends
Camp Cheerful in Strongsville

Make a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities by bringing your culinary talents to the organization as the Cook!

Responsibilities of this position include:
·          Preparation, serving and clean-up for camper and counselor meals.
·          Able to work weekends for breakfast, lunch and dinner

The qualified candidate will possess:
·         A minimum of three years’ experience as a cook.
·         Experience with children and/or adults with disabilities helpful

Please send resume with salary requirements to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Respite Counselors

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 Counselors for our Strongsville location. You will be providing primary care for both individual needs and participation in camp activities. These position are Friday 5:30 pm to Sunday 4:00 pm. These positions require overnight on the camp grounds.

Please send your resume and salary requirements to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Adapted Aquatics Instructor

Are you a flexible, creative and enthusiastic individual capable of developing unique and individualized strategies to meet each swimmer’s learning style? If so, we have PRN contracted positions available at our Westlake Facility and at Berea Recreation Center in Berea, Ohio.

You must be able to work flexible hours. The lessons are 30 or 45 minutes along with a 45 minute small group lesson. A minimum of 2 years required instructing children with disabilities in an educational or therapy setting. If you are a certified Water Safety Instructor and possess your Adapted Aquatic Certification, please send your resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Updated: April 17, 2015

The Achievement Centers for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Breen Family Center

4255 Northfield Road
Highland Hills, OH 44128
Phone: (216) 292-9700
Fax: (216) 292-9721

Westlake

24211 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Phone: (440) 250-2520
Fax: (440)250-2530

Camp Cheerful

15000 Cheerful Lane
Strongsville, Ohio 44136
Phone: (440) 238-6200
Fax: (440) 238-1858