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.
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.
Administrative Manager of Recreation Services
Make a difference in the lives of adults with disabilities! Bring your talents and enthusiasm to Camp Cheerful in Strongsville as our Administrative Manager of Recreation Services.
You will manage Camp Cheerful’s office functions and assure the most effective and efficient management of procedures and task completion on a year-round basis. 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 conduct rental tours and confirm rentals by creating contracts and forwarding to billing clerk to create an invoice. In addition, you will serve as the Administrative Assistant to Vice President of Recreation and Sports.
You will possess:
1. High school diploma and some college. A bachelor’s degree is preferred.
2. Minimum 3 year job related experience
3. Previous 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
Therapeutic Horsemanship Program Volunteer Coordinator - Part-Time
The Therapeutic Horsemanship Program at Camp Cheerful in Strongsville is seeking a part time (20 hours per week) volunteer coordinator to add to our team. You will be responsible for recruiting, training, and scheduling volunteers for ACC’s classes and special events.
You must be a self-starter, highly organized, detailed oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment. The qualified candidate will plan and implement recruitment and recognition events and supervise the volunteers. Experience coaching and training of staff members is required. The responsibilities also include maintaining volunteer schedules and assignments.
You will develop a quarterly e-newsletter, conduct satisfaction surveys, orientations and training classes. You must be able to be on call during the week and weekends. You will have computer skills to include Word, Excel and Outlook.
The qualified candidate must enjoy working with people with special needs. You will be working indoors and outdoors in all types of weather and must have experience working with horses.
Please send resume including salary requirements to
Summer Interns for Therapeutic Horsemanship Program
Our PATH Premiere Accredited Therapeutic Horsemanship Program is currently looking for summer interns with horse experience to assist with the daily care of program horses and stables. These internships are from June through August.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Updated: February 26, 2015