Milton Hershey School
Milton Hershey School (MHS) is hiring married couples to be houseparents. Houseparents are the core of MHS. Couples live with and are responsible for a small group of students over several years. Houseparents care for and provide a consistent family-like structure students can rely on and teach skills and values outside of the classroom. Houseparents have a lasting impact. That’s why it’s a career that’s worth every minute!
Milton Hershey School offers an exceptional educational experience to students from lower-income families who are looking for greater opportunities and allows them to explore their individual interests to the fullest. Houseparents collaborate extensively with students’ families and other MHS staff to foster student success and build a community of caregivers. They also handle responsibilities such as driving, administering medication, budgeting, reporting, etc.
Houseparents are responsible for all aspects of student development including spiritual well-being. Couples lead students in daily devotions and take students to Judeo-Christian Sunday chapel services. More info about MHS Religious Programs is available via this link. Proselytizing is prohibited. Today the community is made up of a large diverse, population of students and houseparents from a wide range of backgrounds and faiths, united by a shared commitment to the School’s values: commitment to mission, integrity, positive spirit, and mutual respect.
Houseparents are first hired in a flex role in which couples provide coverage in different student homes until they’re assigned their own home.