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Residential Youth Caregiver

Company: Milton Hershey School
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:


Milton Hershey School (MHS) is hiring married couples to be houseparents. Houseparents live with and supervise eight-12 students in student homes on MHS's campus in Hershey, Pennsylvania. They provide a nurturing home environment to ensure students maintain a healthy consistent routine and develop life skills. - Houseparents have a lasting impact. That's why it's a career that's worth every minute! - -

Houseparent Schedule\:

  • Nine days on, three days off
  • Mornings\: Prepare students for the school day
  • School daytime\: Attend trainings or enjoy personal time
  • Afternoons and evenings\: Extracurriculars, chores, meals, homework, and more
  • Weekends & Summers\: Time for enrichment, recreation, and relaxation.

    Houseparents collaborate extensively with students' families and other MHS staff to foster student success and build a community of caregivers. They also handle responsibilities such as driving, administering medication, budgeting, reporting, etc. - -

    Houseparents are responsible for all aspects of student development including spiritual well-being. Couples lead students in daily devotions and take students to Judeo-Christian Sunday chapel services. More info about MHS Religious Programs -is available via this link. - Proselytizing is prohibited. -

    Houseparents are first hired in a flex role in which couples work together in different student homes until they're assigned their own home.


    • Salary of $42,000 per person
    • Housing and utilities provided
    • Meals while on duty
    • Comprehensive benefits package
    • Relocation assistance

      This job is a life choice and has unique parameters including\: - - -

      • Experience working or volunteering with youth, preferably youth from under-served settings. -
      • This is a two-person job for couples legally married for at least three years.
      • Both spouses should be age 27 or older.
      • No more than two dependent children may reside in the student home.
      • Abide by a smoke free and weapon free campus. - No alcohol is permitted while on duty.
      • Limitations on pets. - Only fish or one dog of approved breeds permitted. -
      • Valid driver's license -in good standing and willing to drive a nine-passenger van.
      • Skills include leadership, interpersonal, organizational, administrative, computer, budgeting, flexibility, and persistence. -
      • High school diploma or GED required.
      • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. - -
      • Candidates should demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all MHS staff are role models for students. - -
      • Please note - both spouses must complete an individual employment application to be considered.

Keywords: Milton Hershey School, Austin , Residential Youth Caregiver, Healthcare , Austin, Texas

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