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 Human Resources
This position manages and administers all HR related functions for our 120 employee agency. The HR generalist that will perform these duties must have the experience and presence to be able to guide and advise managers and staff with respect to best practices and in compliance with State, Federal, and other Regulatory laws, rules, and regulations. Our HR manager must exemplify the highest standards of professionalism, work and moral ethics, and organizational skills. This manager must be a knowledgeable, poised and confident communicator.
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Recruiting/Hiring & Staffing
- Training and Development of Staff and Management
- Benefits Procurement and Administration
- Compliance with State, Federal and Other Regulatory Laws
- Administrative Functions - Manage the HRIS, serve as back-up to payroll processing, maintain job postings (website and internal), maintain employee files, medical files and immunization records; processes and maintain Workers Compensation and unemployment claims, vest eligible employees into the pension plan program.
Position Reports to the Executive Vice President and CFO.
Education, Training, and/or Experience
1. Bachelor of Arts or equivalent (emphasis in Human Resources)
2. SHRM certification a plus
3. Well versed in: Title VII, ADAAA, HIPAA, COBRA, FLMA, OSHA, Worker's Compensation laws, Unemployment Insurance, AT WILL , Benefit Administration
4. About eight years’ experience as a human resources generalist.
5. Proficient with Microsoft Outlook or similar software, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), and is capable of learning new software applications; experience with HRIS is a plus
1:1 EDUCATIONAL AIDE
Social Worker- Clinical Mental Health
We are seeking an experienced clinical social worker to join our innovative interdisciplinary agency to provide behavioral health services to children and young adults with special needs and their families. This position has the potential to be full or part-time andmay be combined with mental health community-based consultation.
Qualified candidates will have a master’s degree in social work, LISW, a proven ability to work with diverse populations, and a minimum of 2 years of clinical experience (assessments, treatment plans, individual parent-child counselling). Travel required as this position may work out of both our Highland Hills and Westlake sites as well as community-based preschools.
Social Worker/Behavioral Health Preschool Consultant
We are seeking an experienced master’s level, licensed social worker to provide consultation within multiple community-based preschool classrooms/sites (travel required). This position involves identification of and assistance with screening children who may be at risk for social-emotional, behavioral and/or developmental delays, consultation with parents and teachers/providers to support integration of best practice for social-emotional development in preschoolers and technical assistance with a focus on positive behavior supports and classroom and behavior management. Position includes collaboration with multiple levels of staff within the preschool setting and provides opportunities for training teachers and other staff.
Cultural competency, professionalism and the ability to work with diverse populations is key. Familiarity with DECA, relevant social-emotional learning resources and experience with contributing to behavior plans is desired. Position also includes provision of resource information and referral.
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.
Help Me Grow Supervisor/Home Visitor
Make a difference in the lives of young children and their families! The Help Me Grow Home Visiting program provides home-based parent education, advocacy, and resource linkages to first time parents of children birth to three years of age throughout Cuyahoga County. This dual-role position will provide both staff supervision and home visitation with families.
The qualified candidate will possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work and LISW-S licensure, as well as mental health and supervisory experience. Cultural competency is essential, and bilingual ability is a plus. The Help Me Grow Home Visitor and Supervisor Credentials are required for this position, however, training will be provided for both if the candidate does not possess one or both of the credentials at time of hire.
Autism Classroom Educational Assistant
Educational 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 on a daily basis supporting classroom learning and individual needs as well as observation, documentation and general maintenance of the classroom.
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.
Adapted Aquatics Instructors
Achievement Centers for Children is seeking Adapted Aquatics Instructors for PRN contract positions for either our Westlake or Berea 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.
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
Updated: November 20, 2015