C.A.R.E.S. provides exceptional community-based Day Services and Lifesharing for adults with developmental disabilities.  The C.A.R.E.S. community based day program focuses on improving the lives, independence and quality of life for adults with disabilities. C.A.R.E.S. is a cutting edge agency that is expanding services throughout Pennsylvania.

Direct Care Professional Staff – Community Day Services

Do you want to be a valued and respected employee making a difference in the lives of others? Do you want a job you’ll love with great potential for advancement? Day hours only! Nights, weekends and holidays off!  C.A.R.E.S. is accepting applications for direct care staff to work at its Community Day Programs providing care to adult individuals with intellectual disabilities.   All successful candidates must be able to secure criminal and child abuse clearances and have a dependable driving record.

Apply Now!  Please send completed applications to or mail to 105 West Broad Street, Tamaqua PA 18252.

CARES is currently accepting applications for Lifesharing/Family Living Providers in Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe, Northampton and Lehigh counties, PA. T

The goal of Lifesharing is long-term placement in a family home environment for individuals with developmental disabilities. This fosters the sharing of life experiences with supportive persons to whom they are not related. Through this arrangement, individuals with developmental disabilities become active, participating members of another family.

Lifesharing enhances and enriches the lives of individuals and is an enhanced alternative to traditional Community Living Homes or group homes. Individuals in lifesharing have their own spending money, medical insurance, purchase their own clothing and personal items, are responsible to pay for their own recreational activities, and can participate in CARES sponsored events throughout the year. Individuals in lifesharing attend a day program or work program during daytime hours Monday through Friday, giving the lifesharing provider free time.

Minimum Provider Qualifications:

  • Over the age of 21
  • Provide clearances dated within 1 year
  • Complete a physical and mantoux test
  • Provide proof of driver’s license and insurance
  • Provide a bedroom space that is not shared (Apartments and rental homes are OK)


CARES providers will receive:

  • A competitive, monthly, tax-free stipend
  • 30 paid respite days
  • 24/7 on call support


CARES providers can choose from and request trainings from topics of interest by paper trainings, online trainings, live trainings, and seminars.

CARES will work diligently to match family skills and interests with individuals that will be placed in the home. When you chose CARES for lifesharing you are not just adding to your family, but you are joining the CARES family as well.

Thank you for your interest in Lifesharing. Fill out a Lifesharing Application today! Please send completed Lifesharing applications to or 105 West Broad Street, Tamaqua PA 18252.