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

Assistant to the President

HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy seeks an experienced and highly detail oriented administrator to directly assist the president of the organization.

Duties will include:
Creation and keeping of the president’s personal schedule to coordinate administrative duties inside a robust school, therapeutic and medical environment.
Managing appointments for the president including coordination of attendance at various local and national conferences.
Attending department meetings, providing detailed meeting minutes to the president to assist in the monitoring of school activities and therapeutic departments.
Serving as primary liaison with the HMS Board of Directors.
Creating and coordinating various school calendars.
Assisting in communications throughout the school.
Providing occasional back-up coverage for the school receptionist.

Five years administrative work experience preferably in a school setting and/or non-profit.
Must be a team player with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Transcription skills and a thorough knowledge of Word, Excel and software such as Donor Perfect and a willingness to learn new applications/software.
Strong knowledge of Outlook and TEAMS needed.
Professionally-minded with strong oral, written and interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
Must be able to multi-task and be flexible as job assignments and priorities change and be able to meet deadlines.
Comfort working directly with young people.

Not necessary, but a plus:
Knowledge of cerebral palsy
Special Education environment experience 

Marketing Manager/Full-time

This position requires strong writing and communication skills along with comfort and expertise in the latest digital software.

Responsibilities include planning and executing marketing and communications strategies promoting our school’s residential and day programs, preparing all print and digital marketing materials, preparing press releases, pitching ideas to media outlets including local broadcast news and industry publications, managing social media accounts as well as the school’s website including tracking and reporting website activity, managing photo and video content on the website and for newsletters, brochures and material handouts. The Marketing Manager will also play a vital role in the creation and promotion of HMS’s latest expansion in programming as we look to open a Virtual Learning Center.

Other responsibilities include scheduling and arranging special events such as Open Houses, creating and maintaining professional relationships with outside organizations such as Children’s Hospital of PA, Nemours Children’s Health System and Easter Seals, and representing the school at off-site events such as professional association meetings and The Abilities Expo. The Marketing Manager will also play a key role in communicating with state government leaders to be sure they are aware of the vital work HMS does.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising and Communications with an emphasis on marketing. Must have at least 2 years-experience, preferably with a non-profit organization.

Recreation Therapy Aide

HMS School is looking for a part-time recreational aide to assist recreational therapists with activities during afternoon/nights, on-site.

Job tasks include assisting recreational therapist in structured and unstructured recreational and leisure based activities, leading your own activities with residents and coming up with creative ways to engage residents through recreation.

Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and be passionate, hard-working and reliable. The schedule is rotating days (M-F) 3:30-7:30, and Saturday and Sundays 10:00-4:00.

The interview process will be done via Zoom.

A background of Therapeutic Recreation is helpful.

Registered Nurse

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. Shifts include weekdays and weekends, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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.