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 .

Vice President of Programs

The Achievement Centers for Children is seeking a Vice President of Programs with the promotion of the current VP to the President and CEO position.   This position oversees and directs operations in the Departments of Education, Therapy, and Family Support.

The VP of Programs develops and implements quality driven, fiscally sound programs and services.  The VP is responsible for advocating for the agency with other community providers in collaborative arrangements and in pursuing new program initiatives. In addition, the position directs, establishes and plans overall policies/goals for program departments.

For more information, download a more complete description here including qualifications.

Occupational Therapist - Westlake

If you are looking for a career move that will provide strong team collaboration opportunities, diversity in caseload and will challenge you to propel your clinical skills to the next level, you need to consider this position with Achievement Centers for Children!

We are currently seeking a motivated, experienced occupational therapist who meets the following requirements/desired characteristics: Minimum 1 year of pediatric experience.

Experience working closely as a team with physical therapists, speech therapists, and social workers, eclectic therapeutic skills, with a drive and passion for continuing to learn and incorporate new skills and treatment strategies. Excellent communication skills. Organized and efficient with documentation. This full time position is at our Westlake facility.  Please send your resume and salary requirements to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Speech and Language Pathologist
Highland Hills and/or Westlake

Full-time SLP position available. Out-patient pediatric therapy in an interdisciplinary setting.  Candidates must demonstrate a passion for working with children and their families as well as excellent communication and organizational skills. A desire to work within an interdisciplinary, evidence based framework is a must. Experienced candidates are preferred but a strong CF candidate will be considered.  Position may require travel between our Highland Hills and Westlake locations.   Please send resumes including salary requirements to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Autism Classroom Assistant Teachers and 1:1 Teacher’s Aides
Westlake and Highland Hills

Assistant Teachers and 1:1 Teacher’s Aides are needed for our innovative preschool and K-8 programs for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. These positions are 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 the children daily supporting classroom learning and individual needs as well as observation, documentation and preparation of assessment reports and general maintenance of the classroom.

For both positions, the qualified candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience with autism and experience in a classroom setting. A Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Education, Child Development, Psychology or related field. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to consistently respond to children in respectful and supportive ways.

Please send your resume and 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 .

Network Administrator/Help Desk
Temporary Position - Full-Time or Part-Time

This is a 4-month full-time position or part-time position for 4+ months. This position is available immediately.
If you possess the following skills, we are interested in talking with you!

  • 2+ years' experience configuring, supporting and troubleshooting:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012, Exchange 2010, Enterprise Backup and Antivirus solutions.
      • Experience with Symantec Backup Exec and Kaspersky A/V preferred.
    • Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and Cisco Layer 3 Switches
      • Experience configuring WSUS is a plus
    • Windows 8, 7, Office 201/2010, updates, service packs and various PC software and print drivers
  • Provide Help Desk support to 100+ users at multiple locations
  • Configure two new Servers for two Secondary locations.
  • Research new network storage technology and make recommendations on devices.
  • Troubleshoot Remote Desktop connection and Terminal Service Gateway issues
  • Move and connect PCs, printers, projectors and Switches. Install PC memory, hard drives, video cards, etc.
  • Coordinate purchasing of hardware and software, negotiate support and contract.
  • Test software applications and document new functionality of custom software
  • Strong communication skills are a must.
  • Ability to follow complex technical instructions with a strong attention to detail.

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

Aquatics Coordinator
Camp Cheerful in Strongsville

We are seeking an Aquatics Coordinator who will be responsible for conducting client intakes, writing contracts, billing and receivables.  In addition, the qualified individual will recruit, train and lead adapted aquatics instructors.

This position is 15 hours per week.

The qualified candidate will have:

·         Minimum of two years working with children and adults with disabilities
·         Minimum of two years in an administrative coordinator role.
·         Available during non-traditional working hours

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


Child Development Center

We are seeking a Full-Time Lead Co-Teacher and Teachers' Aide for our Star 4 Step Up to Quality Child Development Center.

The Lead Co-Teacherwill be responsible for planning and implementing preschool curriculum that incorporates Ohio Early Learning Development Standards. You will observe and record children's ongoing development through creation and maintenance of a portfolio for each child. 

The qualified candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and a minimum of 5 years teaching experience in an inclusive child care center. Experience teaching in a Step Up To Quality Center is required.

The Teachers' Aidewill assist the teachers in the supervision of all classroom activities including physical activities. You will assist children with needs such as feeding, diapering, toileting, hand washing etc.  A minimum of one year teaching experience in a Step Up to Quality Child Care Center is required. 

The qualified candidate must possess CDA or equivalent. 

Both positions must possess excellent teaching, organizational, communication and leadership skills.  An ability to consistently respond to children in respectful and supportive ways is necessary.

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

Early Childhood Mental Health Social Worker

Make a difference in the lives of young children and their families by bringing your talents to the organization as an Early Childhood Mental Health Social Worker!

We are seeking a clinical Social Worker to provide home and community-based behavioral health services to children birth to six years of age and their families. You will partner with parents, young children and an interdisciplinary team to address relationship and behavioral challenges at the earliest ages to create a foundation for life-long social and emotional well-being.

Qualified candidates will have a master's degree in social work and LSW (LISW preferred) as well as knowledge of early childhood development and cultural competency. Clinical experience with young children is required and DC: 0-3 training and bilingual is a plus.

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: December 4, 2014

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