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 .

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.

Click here to learn more about job requirements, the application process, and how you can make a difference with our very special campers this year.

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

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


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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

Interns will gain experience with children and adults with special needs as they assist in instructing therapeutic riding and horsemanship activities under staff supervision.  Experience with people with disabilities is preferred, but not required.  Credit hours, stipend, onsite housing and meals available.   Interested candidates please send resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

The successful candidate will have experience working with individuals with disabilities. This unique program seeks creative, caring and upbeat individuals who will be excited working with individuals with disabilities outdoors, while providing fun, quality and skill enhancing activities/ programs. For consideration, please send your resume including 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 .

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

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: February 26, 2015

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