Houseparents (Child Care, Teacher)
Milton Hershey School - Harrisburg, PA

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We're actively recruiting in the Harrisburg, PA area for individuals to join us as Houseparents in our Hershey, PA campus .

Do you love working with children and youth to make a positive difference in their lives? Do you enjoy working with your family? Consider Houseparenting at the Milton Hershey School!

Milton Hershey School Houseparents work in homes on campus with 8 to 13 children. Houseparents are caregivers for the students, living with them in campus homes. Houseparents oversee the children's daily lives, including the start of their day (healthy breakfast, appropriate dress and off to school on a timely basis), as well as upon their return from classes (healthy dinners, homework, chores, driving to/from extra-curriculars in school vans, and to bed in a timely manner). Also responsible for administrative duties, home management, meeting participation and training attendance.

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

Milton Hershey Houseparents start out working in a “flex arrangement,” working in a variety of homes until placed in an assigned home or quad of homes. This position is a year-round position. Houseparents work 12 days on and 3 days off or 12 days on and 2 days off. Private apartments for the Houseparents are provided. Houseparent couples are permitted to have two of their own children residing with them.Do you love working with children and youth to make a positive difference in their lives? Do you enjoy working with your family? Consider Flex Houseparenting at the Milton Hershey School!

Milton Hershey School Flex Houseparents work in homes on campus with 8 to 13 children. Flex Houseparents are caregivers for the students, living with them in campus homes. Flex Houseparents oversee the children's daily lives, including the start of their day (healthy breakfast, appropriate dress and off to school on a timely basis), as well as upon their return from classes (healthy dinners, homework, chores, driving to/from extra-curriculars in school vans, and to bed in a timely manner). Also responsible for administrative duties, home management, meeting participation and training attendance.

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

Milton Hershey Flex Houseparents work in a “flex arrangement,” working in a variety of homes until placed in an assigned home or quad of homes. This position is a year-round position. Flex Houseparents work 12 days on and 3 days off. Private apartments for the Flex Houseparents are provided. Flex Houseparent couples are permitted to have two of their own children residing with them.

Minimum starting salary per married couple is $69,484. Housing, utilities and meals are provided by nature of the job. Additionally, there is an excellent benefits package. Five weeks of paid training and relocation is available.

The hiring process takes a minimum of 3 months, so we suggest that applicants start as early as 6 months prior to the start date, which is listed below:

Tentative Start Date:
February 25, 2013

Hiring Process includes:
1) Online Application

2) Phone Interview

3) Second Phone Interview

4) Preliminary Background Check

5) On-Campus Interview

6) Final Background Check, including a home investigation

7) Medical Examination, which includes a 50 lbs. lift test

Requirements

To apply, married couples must complete separate online applications and provide different individual e-mail addresses.

High school diploma or GED equivalent as a minimum.

Demonstrated successful work and/or volunteer experience working with children, preferably children from poverty.

Exceptional interpersonal skills with children, youth and adults.

Organizational and budgeting skills.

Able to manage independently.

High degree of flexibility required.

Capable of emergency responses, including medical emergencies.

Couples must be legally married at least 3 years.

Each person must be at least 27 years of age.

Each person must have a valid driver's license in good standing and a comfort level/capability to learn to drive a 22' vehicle.

No more than two dependent children in residence.

Limitations on pets.

Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Please note the selection process is extensive, including online application and assessments, phone screens, interview, reference checks, background checks and medical clearances, which includes a 50 lbs. lift test.
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