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.

Social Worker-Early Childhood Mental Health

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.

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Summer Camp Staff Positions

Are you looking for an excellent summer camp experience this summer as a counselor, coordinator, nurse, lifeguard, cook, autism intervention specialist or aide?

Check our summer camp staff positions available here.

Pediatric Physical Therapist
Highland Hills, Ohio

The Achievement Centers for Children has an opening for a part or full-time Pediatric Physical Therapist to work in an outpatient setting.  Candidates should have experience working with a diverse population of children with special needs (birth to young adult), excellent communication skills, and the ability to work well as part of an interdisciplinary team. Ohio licensure required.  For consideration, submit resume and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Summer Teacher and Teacher’s Assistants
Highland Hills and Westlake

If you have skills to share, patience, warmth, enthusiasm, energy and a hard-working attitude, be prepared to make an unforgettable impact on the lives of children with disabilities! 

We are currently recruiting for Summer Teachers and Teacher’s Assistants in classrooms for students with autism. Responsibilities include working with children on the spectrum in the areas of academics, leisure and social skills and providing high quality primary care and support for the students.  Must be 18 years of age and have experience with autism or individuals with disabilities, preferred.

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

Summer Camp Speech Language Pathologist
Camp Cheerful

If you have skills to share, patience, warmth, enthusiasm, energy and a hard-working attitude, be prepared to make an unforgettable impact on the lives of children with disabilities!

Set amongst 52 acres of woods, trails, fields and aquatic areas of the Cleveland Metroparks, the Achievement Centers for Children’s Sensational Day Camp offers campers all the traditional camp activities including: hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, arts and crafts, nature study activities, games, campfire activities, music and sports.

We are looking for a licensed speech therapist to work with children with autism and other special needs, and experienced working with non-verbal students with complex needs including significant behavioral challenges. The right applicant should be trained and experienced with the use of AAC, including Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), programming and use of communication devices such as Prentke-Romich Accent with LAMP, and iPad with Proloquo 2Go. Must hold current CPR and First Aid certification and have a minimum of 1 year of experience working with children. Must be able to engage with campers both inside and outside, assist with lifting children in and out of wheelchairs as needed.

Summer camp dates are June 20th-August 5th.

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Direct Care Staff
Camp Cheerful in Strongsville

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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

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Updated: June 3, 2016

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