Milton Hershey School
Become a Milton Hershey School Houseparent!

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To be considered, you and your spouse must complete separate online applications and provide different individual e-mail addresses.

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Across Milton Hershey School’s beautiful Hershey, PA campus, amazing things happen daily. 1800 children who may have once seen many limitations are inspired by many possibilities thanks to Mr. Hershey’s vision almost 100 years ago and to a team today that truly shares the School’s mission to nurture and educate students from families of financial and social need.

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 committed to making sure students graduate with the skills they need to be successful and responsible in life. The School is also committed to serving more children and is expanding!

Houseparents play a key role in MHS’ students’ lives. Together with their spouses, houseparents are caregivers and role models. They nurture a family-like atmosphere in a School home and provide both quality one-on-one and group time with the children to help each one find their promise. This includes overseeing the basics of the students’ daily living, including their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual care. Houseparents collaborate with teachers, administrators and sponsors to facilitate student success.

If you are seeking an opportunity to positively
impact the lives of others, consider Houseparenting
at Milton Hershey School!

Milton Hershey School Houseparent benefits include:
  • A starting salary of $50,000+ per couple
  • Relocation assistance
  • Certified houseparent training program
  • Rent-free private apartment, meals and utilities
  • Exceptional benefit package
  • Access to state-of-the-art recreational facilities
  • Exceptional quality of life, including great local schools
Requirements include:
  • Commitment to kids required
  • Couple must meet age and family status requirements
  • Each person must have a valid driver’s license
  • Each person must be at least 27 years of age
  • Experience working with diverse children and youth, especially coming from challenged settings, preferred
  • Education in a Human Services or Education field a plus
Milton Hershey School values diversity and encourages those with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.