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

Education Support (FT)

HMS School has an opening for a full-time Education Support position.

Responsibilities include providing classroom and therapy support to an assigned individual student. We are looking for someone experienced in working with children who have significant multiple disabilities. Flexibility, creativity, and good interpersonal skills are required.

Housekeeper (FT)

This is a year-round full time position.

Responsibilities for this housekeeping and laundry position include maintaining school appearance using standard cleaning procedures in the dormitory rooms, nursing areas, lobby areas, offices, bathrooms, and other assigned areas. Laundry items include towels, student clothing, bedclothes, etc. Additional duties may include emptying trash cans, changing student bed linens, vacuuming, and mopping floors.

  • Must have at least 3 years experience
  • Experience in a school setting a plus

Marketing Manager

Full-time / Year-round

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.

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. Background checks will be required.

Resumes should be submitted by fax to: 215-222-3018 or emailed to:

Occupational Therapist


HMS School has an opening for a full-time Occupational Therapist. Responsibilities include computer, augmentative communication and power mobility access, ECU training, sensory program, pre-vocational and life skills group. Pediatrics experienced is a plus.

Interested candidates must have a current PA Occupational Therapy license.

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.

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.

Social Worker

Full Time / 12-Month Employee

– Providing Case Management
– Coordinating individual student program
– Managing ongoing assessment of student needs
– Collaborating with team members on student needs
– Attending IEP meetings, student and family meetings, as well as other student and team related meetings
– Providing supportive counseling to students and families
– Collaborating, coordinating and assisting families with resource programs
– Communicating with staff and families about student issues, providing support with sensitive student information and related challenges
– Working with teams and other staff and departments as needed to coordinate behavioral health and other specialist referrals
– Managing transitional planning, working closely with the family, student and HMS team, as well as outside resources
– Referring to and providing ongoing collaboration with organizations and state run programs that provide funding and support for students with disabilities
– Facilitating and coordinating HMS Home and School Association meetings, activities, agenda and program implementation
– Coordinating external student related visits and visitors
– Giving tours of HMS School

Masters of Social Work
PA Social Work License

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.