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Transitional Living Assistant – Flex

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JOB ID: 24000038

Hershey, PA
Job Category: Transitional Living

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is one of the world’s best private schools, where students from lower-income families who are looking for greater opportunity can explore their individual interests to the fullest. Thanks to the generosity of Milton and Catherine Hershey, the school is fully endowed with the resources to ensure every child and staff member has what they need to succeed. The school has prepared nearly 12,000 graduates to lead fulfilling and productive lives and is expanding to serve more students in the coming years.  

MHS is hiring Flex Transitional Living Assistants (FTLA) to live with and supervise high school seniors in campus residence halls in Hershey, PA.  FTLA’s mentor MHS seniors to ensure they develop the life skills necessary for success post-graduation – whether they are entering post-secondary education, the military, or the world of work. This includes preparing students for the challenges they’ll face.  Students are to learn self-responsibility, goal setting, planning & prioritization, time management, personal finance, and interpersonal skills - including appropriate dating behaviors and managing peer pressure.

FTLA’s provide life skills training and coaching and are constant role models.  They also create and implement evening & weekend recreational and social activities.  Taking students to Sunday chapel services is a component of the job.  In collaboration with fellow staff members, FTLAs evaluate the program and contribute to refining it to ensure students are well prepared for success post-graduation.  Additionally, FTLA’s provide coverage in MHS’s students homes as needed.

This is a year-round position, working a schedule of 9 consecutive days, followed by 3 days off.   Compensation includes a minimum annual salary of $44,982 plus a benefits package.  Housing & utilities are provided.  Up to $2,800 in relocation assistance is available.


•    Bachelor's Degree required. •    Valid driver's license in good standing and an ability to become certified to drive a 9-passenger van.•    Experience living and working in youth residential settings preferred. •    Experience mentoring, teaching &/or advising diverse youth from under-served settings desired.•    Demonstrated success in developing & delivering life skills training is a plus. •    Exceptional interpersonal & leadership skills required including the ability to effectively manage conflict and inspire others.•    High degree of organizational skills & flexibility required.•    Computer skills including Microsoft & Google applications, Internet & social media.•    Because this is a live in position, the following parameters apply.  Only married spouses may reside in the apartment and overnight guests must be pre-approved.  No pets, no smoking, and no weapons.  No alcohol while on duty.•    Candidates should demonstrate a high degree of integrity, as all MHS staff are role models for students.   

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