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 Personal Care 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.

For all positions, please send a brief cover letter and resume to Judy Bonghi using one of the methods below. Background checks will be required. No calls please.


HMS School
Attn: Judy Bonghi, HR Manager
4400 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Open Positions

Development Specialist (FT)

HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy provides life-changing programs and services to students with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological impairments. HMS School relies on the financial support of its generous donors to continue its important work to educate, nurture, and care for children and young adults with cerebral palsy. HMS School seeks a detail-oriented, creative, and results-driven leader to join our team in West Philadelphia.

Bring your development vision to life at HMS School. We are seeking an experienced development leader with a knack for relationship building and expertise in fundraising strategy. As the Development Specialist, this individual will have the opportunity to reimagine the HMS Development Program from ideation to assessment. This includes the creation, implementation, and evaluation of the school’s fundraising efforts related to donor relations, gift giving, event planning, and grant funding. Candidates seeking an opportunity to hone their skills in fundraising while flexing their business development prowess in an entrepreneurial environment are encouraged to apply. The Development Specialist will collaborate directly with the Communications Manager to maximize the donor experience through strategic and purposeful content strategy. Essential goals include – Increase gift giving and fundraising revenue; Expand grant funding opportunities; Cultivate and manage donor relationships from generation to retention

Development Specialist Responsibilities (Include, but not limited to):
• Lead all donor relations initiatives & programming including creative strategy and success assessment
• Increase gift giving and fundraising revenue through digital communications, event planning, and relationship building
• Oversee and expand grant funding opportunities and activities
• Cultivate and manage donor relationships from generation to retention
• Secure fundraising revenue by managing fund development, planned giving, fundraising events, and annual appeals
• Expand opportunities for HMS staff and community supporters to take part in development efforts
• Ability to and/or familiarity with interfacing with PA e-grants system to secure state-funded grants
• Explore events and networking opportunities beneficial to HMS Development Program and school-wide awareness
• Manage donor and funder solicitation, acknowledgement, and reporting
• Create and manage an ongoing editorial Development calendar in collaboration with the Communications department

Development Specialist Requirements:
• 5 years of progressive experience in the field
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Experience/familiarity with Donor Perfect Fundraising Software a plus

Education Administrative Assistant (FT)

HMS School seeks an Education Administrative Assistant with at least 1 year administrative assistant experience for this Full-Time, 12-month position.

The right person must be able to work closely with members of each student’s team made up of Physical, Occupational, Speech and Recreation Therapists, Nursing and Education staff.  This person will support and ensure accurate and timely preparation of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and related mandated paperwork.  Other duties include creating, organizing, and distributing a variety of reports, and the ability to use and manage databases. This position shares responsibilities with the receptionist in our main lobby including duties such as managing package pickup and drop off, and greeting visitors including vendors, school district representatives, medical professionals, and families and other visitors to the school.

– High School Diploma (required); Bachelor’s Degree (preferred).
– One year work experience preferably in a school setting
– Must be a team player with the ability to work with minimal supervision
– A thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and a willingness to learn new applications/software
– Professional-minded with strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication & organizational skills
– Must be able to multi-task and be flexible as job assignments and priorities change and be able to meet deadlines.
– Confidentiality a must!

Not necessary, but a plus:
– Knowledge of medical terminology
– Special Education environment experience
– Experience with IEP preparation

Personal Care Assistants

We are seeking nurturing individuals to provide care and support to medically fragile students with complex medical needs in our school residence.

Our Personal Care Assistants provide high quality physical and emotional care to students. They assist students by performing or facilitating tasks they cannot do themselves and encouraging independence when appropriate. PCA staff participates in classroom, therapeutic and recreational settings and, after school hour activities.

Candidates must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent and be at least 21 years old.
CPR Certification and PA Department of Education background clearances will be required before starting to work.
Experience working in pediatric or adult residential settings is a plus.

HMS School provides personal care services for children ages 5-21 in both day and boarding school settings. We offer a competitive salary and follow a school year calendar.

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Duties will include:
– Supporting the school program by providing administrative support
– Greeting visitors, students, parents & guests
– Screening visitors for Covid-19 vaccination cards and other items as required
– Assuring that only approved visitors enter the building
– Making a variety of announcements including emergency, STAT calls, fire drills, etc. Using overhead system/paging the building and radio options.
– Maintaining and periodically distributing school phone directory
– Answering, screening and transferring all incoming telephone calls
– Monitoring and updating in/out board located in front lobby
– Assigning and reserving daily available parking spots for staff and visitors
– Managing and maintaining visitor ID system
– Serving as back-up for morning announcements and distributing them daily.
– Serving as back-up for checking staff & student hotline
– Maintaining reception desk manual and reference material
– Maintaining visitor and student login books
– Serving as command post for fire alarms and emergencies
– Providing notices of introduction to staff of all volunteers, interns and observers 
– Assisting with service calls/address minor jams for copier
– Sorting, stamping and distributing incoming mail
– Processing incoming and outgoing UPS, USPS, and FedEx packages
– Stocking marketing and employment application supply
– Providing administrative support to other departments as requested and approved by supervisor
– Generating reports from Student Database

– Two years of similar experience and receptionist duties
– Must be a team player with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
– Must be able to multi-task and be flexible as job assignments and priorities change and be able to meet deadlines.

Registered Nurses (FT, PT)

We are seeking a nurturing individual to provide clinical support and continuity of care to medically fragile students with complex medical needs in our school residence. Full and part-time opportunities are available covering a variety of shifts.

Pennsylvania RN license, CPR Certification and PA Department of Education background clearances are required before starting to work. Pediatric experience preferred. Effective communication skills a must. Position includes charge nurse responsibilities, management of student health care needs, student assessments and screenings, development of comprehensive care plans, supervising support personnel, participation in conferences and meetings with parents and school staff.

Nursing at HMS is a professionally challenging and rewarding career that provides education, therapy and skilled healthcare services for children age 5-21 in both day and boarding school settings.

To apply, please send resumes by email to (Judy Bonghi, HR Director). No faxes or calls please.

Special Education Teacher

We have a full-time opening for a Special Education Teacher.  Work with students who have challenging needs and require a variety of supports to best enable them to access their environment!  We are looking for creative and flexible individuals. We also have an opening for an on-call substitute teacher.

The Special Education Teacher responsibilities include: 
Determining and providing appropriate education intervention for each student in the classroom using appropriate diagnostic techniques, interpreting relevant data form a variety of sources. 
Developing and  implementing the education portion of each student’s IEP
Structuring individual and group classroom activities
Writing clear, meaningful weekly lesson plans
Communicating and collaborating with others on student teams, including parents
Optimizing the classroom environment and resources by overseeing Teacher Assistants and others in the classroom 
Setting the tone of the classroom with positive enthusiasm 
Contributing to the overall success and improvement of the Education Department and school 
Participating as a contributing member of HMS School staff in organization-wide projects 

BS in Special Education; Current PDE Certification in Special Education; Current Act 48 requirements, must have at least 3 years experience in a Special Education setting


HMS is committed to preparing the next generation of practitioners in special education and the therapeutic disciplines.

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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.