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Milton Hershey School

Parenting as a Profession - Houseparenting, Full-Time Opportunities

Milton Hershey School
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 02/25/2011
Categories: Education - House Parent
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Milton Hershey School is a home and school for 1,800 children from financial and social need. Located in Hershey, PA, the School has been quietly making a difference in the lives of children for over 100 years, thanks to the generosity and foresight of Milton and Catherine Hershey.

Free of charge, Milton Hershey School's residential, coeducational facility provides the advantages of a positive, structured home life and an outstanding pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade education. The School is founded on Judeo-Christian principles and is committed to ensuring students graduate with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful and responsible in life.

Together with their spouses, Houseparents are caregivers in residence with the students, role models and mentors. They nurture a structured yet family-like atmosphere in a School home and foster quality one-on-one and group time with the students to help each fulfill their potential. This includes overseeing the basics of the students’ daily living, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual care, as well as daily guidance and mentoring. Houseparents collaborate with teachers, administrators and sponsors to facilitate student success.

Requirements include:
* Committed to and skilled in positively influencing children and youth.
* Experience working with students from poverty preferred.
* Couple must meet age and family status requirements.
* Must have valid driver’s licenses in good standing.

To learn more and apply online:

Contact Person: Catherine Clements-Jenkins
Contact Phone #: 717-520-2307
Contact E-mail:

Milton Hershey School values diversity. Equal opportunity employer.