Founded in 1909 by chocolate maker Milton Hershey and his wife Catherine, Milton Hershey School transforms the lives of lower-income children through a cost-free, high-quality education and structured home life.
Married houseparent couples are the school’s heartbeat and are vital to students’ success. Couples reside with eight-12 students in their student homes and provide caring homes away from home. The school provides extensive resources to support houseparents so they can focus on their students.
Learn more about MHS and houseparenting on our website and YouTube channel.
Day in the Life of…
Twelve consecutive days on, followed by three consecutive days off —Houseparents are on duty in the morning as they prepare students for the day. While the students are in school, houseparents have personal time before going back on duty when the students return from school. Afternoons and evenings are busy with after-school activities, chores, meals, homework, and more. Equally as important are the character development and life lessons houseparents instill in students. Weekends include recreational activities and required attendance at a non-denominational Sunday chapel service. Summertime provides more recreational opportunities.
Update: Effective August 1, 2022, houseparents will work a schedule of nine days on, followed by three consecutive days off.
Houseparent couples must be/have:
Please note—The selection process is extensive and takes several months to complete. Thank you in advance for your patience and collaboration throughout the process.
Not the right job for you but still interested in Milton Hershey School? We hire quality employees in many diverse roles and encourage you to learn more and view our full list of current openings.
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