Career Opportunities

HMS School offers career opportunities in every area of the school’s operations: education—teachers and teacher assistants; therapies—professional practitioners in physical, occupational, speech/language, recreation, music and dance/movement therapies; nursing—pediatric nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants; facilities and administration.

HMS offers an exceptional working environment, with a strong sense of team collaboration on behalf of our students. Salaries and benefits are competitive, and we support opportunities for professional development. HMS School believes that every student has the right to experience a rich school program and our staff are dedicated to that goal. Our program provides education, therapy and nursing services to its day and residential students.

Open Positions:

Teacher Assistant (Special Education) 

A Full-time position is available.  Work in the classroom with our students, assisting the Teacher in classroom and other activities.  Job requirements include creativity and flexibility and a willingness to work with different groups of people, as needed.  Experience with Special Education is desired, as well as a knowledge of technology (such as communication devices) preferred.  Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds. High School diploma required.

Social Worker – We are seeking an experienced MSW to provide support services to students with complex, multiple disabilities and their families.  The Social Worker also supports the coordination of each student’s Individual Education Program (IEP) and Post-21 Transition Planning.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with individuals with complex disabilities
  • Familiarity with IDEA and the Special Education Process
  • Experience with Post-21 Transition Planning for individuals with complex needs
  • History of working on interdisciplinary teams, particularly in an education or health care setting,

PA Licensed Social Worker and MSW required.   This position is full time, year-round, working with the senior MSW and beginning as soon as the application and hiring processes, including background checks, can be completed.

Recreation Aide (Part-time/20 hours per week) –

We have a need for a part-time Recreation Aide. Duties will include working with children and young adults with disabilities in after school, evening and weekend recreation activities.  Responsibilities will include assisting Recreation Therapists and Theatre Teaching Artists in activities, and planning and supervising leisure activities.

Should have experience working with children and/or adults with disabilities in leisure and recreational activities.  Must be 21 yrs old and have a valid driver’s license. Background checks will be required

Personal Care Assistant- Monday through Friday Day Shift/One Weekend a  month

Duties include promoting and providing the highest quality physical and emotional care to HMS students, providing assistance to students by performing and facilitating tasks the students cannot do for themselves, while encouraging independence when appropriate. PCAs participate in classroom settings and during recreational activities.

Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent. Must be at least 21 yrs old in accordance with Department of Public Welfare which regulates our residence. Experience working with children is a plus.

Maintenance/Janitorial (Full-time; Monday and Tuesday work 7am to 3pm; Wed to Friday work 3pm to 11pm)   We currently have a need for a full-time Maintenance/Janitorial person.  Duties include (but are not limited to) changing bulbs, wiring, changing outlets, performing simple carpentry functions, using mechanical devices.  Also responsible for ground maintenance and janitorial duties throughout the school including, offices, hallways, therapy rooms, kitchen and for recycling.   Must be able to lift and carry items weighing 50 pounds, and have at least 2 years similar experience.  This position is considered essential and the incumbent is expected to work during school closings throughout the year.

Enjoy working with our friendly, professional staff, and a good employee benefits package.

Wheelchair Mechanic/Part-time:  We currently have need for an in-house mechanic who can make repairs to power and manual wheelchairs and other equipment for our students.

Experience with wheelchair repair experience is preferred but not necessary.  But must have experience using hand and power tools, as well as soldering.  Enjoy working with our friendly, professional staff.  Since we are a school, you will enjoy summers off and some extended breaks during the school year.

If you have the right experience and are interested in joining our incredible staff and working with amazing students, then please send resume with a brief cover letter to, or fax to 215-222-3018.  No walk-ins and no calls Please!  HMS School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Background checks will be required.

For all positions, please send a brief cover letter and resume to Judy Bonghi using one of the methods below.

No calls please.

To apply:
Fax: 215-222-3018
Mail: HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy
4400 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19104
attn:  Judy Bonghi, HR Manager


HMS Is an Equal Employment Opportunity Organization:HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy supports and practices the concepts of equal employment opportunity in any and all employment decisions, pertaining but not limited to corrective action, hiring, firing, discipline, compensation, assignment, promotion, working conditions, training and benefits, regardless of race, color, religious creed, gender, national origin (including those with limited English proficiency), ancestry, age, sexual preference, veteran status or handicap or disability which does not interfere with a qualified individual’s ability to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation, if any