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Weekend Houseparents, Part-Time

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JOB ID: 22000245

Hershey, PA
Job Category: Houseparents

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is one of the world's best private schools, where students in pre-K through 12th grade from disadvantaged backgrounds receive an exceptional career-focused education with housing, meals, and more—and all costs are covered.

Thanks to the generosity of Milton and Catherine Hershey, who founded the school in 1909, the school is fully endowed and has the resources to ensure both students are provided everything they need to thrive. 

MHS is hiring married couples to become weekend houseparents. Weekend houseparents are couples who stay in on-campus student homes every other weekend to supervise and nurture a group of approximately 8-12 students while the full-time couples are off-duty. They provide a consistent family-like structure for students and handle responsibilities such as driving and administering medication. 

Weekend houseparents are compensated $741.39 per weekend and meals are provided while on duty.  Paid training is provided and required annually. 


  • Experience working or volunteering with youth, preferably from under-served settings 
  • This is a two-person job for couples who have been legally married for at least two years
  • Both spouses should be age 27 or older
  • No more than three dependent children may accompany the couple
  • Abide by a smoke-free and weapon-free campus. No alcohol is permitted while on duty
  • Valid driver’s licenses; ability to become certified to drive student home vans
  • Couples should live within a three hour driving distance to campus.
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all staff are role models for students.
  • Both spouses must complete an individual employment application

This is a unique career path that takes consideration and commitment from both spouses. If you have any specific questions before or after applying, please reach out to our recruitment team at [email protected].

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