Milton Hershey School - Texas4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $20,000 - $29,000 a year

If you are passionate about working with low-income children and youth to positively impact their lives, learn about a unique career opportunity as a Flex Houseparent at Milton Hershey School.

Located in Hershey, PA, a Milton Hershey School, a Flex Houseparent lives and works in homes on campus caring for 8 to 12 children. A Flex Houseparent oversees the children's daily lives including the start of their day (devotions, healthy breakfast, appropriate dress & to school on time) as well as upon their return from classes (healthy dinners, homework, chores, driving to/from extra-curricular in school vans, & to bed in a timely manner). Also responsible for administrative duties, home management, Sunday chapel attendance with students, meeting participation & training attendance.

A Flex Houseparent actively engages with the students as they oversee the students and the home so the children live & learn in caring well-structured homes. A Flex Houseparent also partners with the students, teachers, health professionals, administrators, & students' parents/guardians to ensure students reach their full potential.

Each Milton Hershey School Flex Houseparent initially works in a variety of homes until placed in an assigned home. This position is a year-round position. A Flex Houseparent will work 12 days on & 3 days off. Private apartments for each Flex Houseparent is provided, NO PETS permitted.

Housing, utilities & meals are provided by nature of the job. Additionally, there is an excellent benefits package. Paid training and relocation assistance are provided. For more details about this position and Milton Hershey School, visit mhskids.org. Start today, as the hiring process can take 4 months or more.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent as a minimum.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a high degree of integrity, as all MHS staff are considered role models for MHS students.
  • Demonstrated successful experience (paid or volunteer) working with children, preferably children from low income.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with children, youth, and adults.
  • Organizational and budgeting skills.
  • Demonstrated success independently managing dynamic environments.
  • Capable of handling emergency responses including medical.
  • Must have a valid driver's license in good standing and willing to learn to drive a 10-passenger van.
  • No pets permitted
  • Please note the selection/hiring process is extensive including on-line application & assessment, phone screens, on-campus interview, reference checks, in-depth background checks & medical clearances, which includes a 50 lbs. lift test.
  • U.S. Work Authorization required.

Job Type: Full-time