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 – Highland Hills

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:  Preferred minimum 1 year of pediatric experience, Experience working closely as a team with physical therapists, speech therapists, social workers, and teachers.  This position will consist of three days classroom (onsite) and two days outpatient.  The classroom is for children with diagnosis of autism; outpatient encompasses ages 0-young adults with all developmental diagnoses.   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.

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

Recreation Coordinator

Camp Cheerful-Strongsville

We are seeking a Recreational Coordinator who will assess, plan, implement, and evaluate activity programs for children and adults with disabilities, which are multi-faceted, meet functional needs and reflect the interest of the clients.

This position is responsible for our Respite Weekends, Summer Camp Programs and the High Ropes Challenge Course.  You will recruit, train and manage staff for these programs.

The qualified candidate will have:

  • Minimum of two years working with children and adults with disabilities
  • Minimum of two years in planning and executing age-appropriate, theme oriented activities and programs
  • Available during non-traditional working hours
  • Recreation Therapist (preferred but not required)
  • Lifeguard Certification (or willingness to obtain within first 6 months of employment)
  • Must have the physical ability to successfully complete all job duties and a resilient nature to meet the demands of the position

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

Receptionist

Westlake

You will greet all clients and guests and answer incoming calls in a courteous, professional and prompt manner.  You will be responsible for incoming and outgoing mail and faxes and outgoing appointment notification calls to clients.  You will manage collection and recording of client fees.  Other duties include ordering and coordination of office supplies and maintenance of office equipment.

The qualified candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience as a receptionist with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Strong time management and organizational skills are required along with computer skills.

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-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.

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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: September 2, 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