Shaping Kids’ Lives
Make our unique mission your own. Team up with your spouse to
manage a caring home for children from low-income families at an
amazing K-12 residential school.
Full-Time Houseparents
Job #14-0080

Provide active care and supervision for a group of 9 to 13 students, all boys or all girls of a similar age, living with them in well-appointed campus homes.

Houseparents (HPs) actively engage with these children in caring, well-structured homes. HPs partner with a learning community of teachers, health professionals, administrators and students’ parents/guardians to ensure each student reaches their full potential.

HPs oversee the children’s daily lives, including the start of their day (healthy breakfast, appropriate dress and off to school on a timely basis), as well as upon their return from classes (healthy dinners, homework, chores, driving to/from extra-curriculars in school vans, etc.).


It's all about the kids. The requirements help ensure students' growth and success.

  • High school graduate or college education.
  • Couple must be legally married at least 3 years and each person must be at least 27 years of age at time of application.
  • Experience working with children and youth (preferably children and youth from low income or similar challenged settings).
  • Ability to successfully complete extensive clearance process.
  • Ability to meet health and physical requirements of the position.
  • Driving records and credit history in good standing.
Must be legally married
at least 3 years.
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Beyond the personal satisfaction of making a positive contribution to the development of a new generation, HPs receive:

  • Minimum starting salary per married couple is $70,180.
  • A rent-free private apartment, meals and utilities.
  • A comprehensive benefits package.
  • Certified Houseparent training.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Use of athletic and fitness facilities.
  • A family-friendly lifestyle in a great location just a few hours from Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, DC.


Houseparents begin working in a "flex arrangement," working in a variety of homes until placed in an assigned home or quad of homes.

This position is a year-round position. Houseparents work 12 days on and 3 days off. Private apartments for the Houseparents are provided, and couples are permitted to have two of their own children residing with them. NO PETS permitted.

Relief Houseparents
Work every other weekend from
6:00 PM Friday to 9:30 PM Sunday
Milton Hershey School
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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