Employment Opportunities

Join our dynamic team and make a difference in the lives of the men and women of Lambs Farm. We offer career enhancement opportunities, management training, a comprehensive compensation and benefits package – and a wonderful and rewarding place to work. Lambs Farm is proud to have numerous employees who have served for 15 years or more.

$500 SIGN ON BONUS – F/T, $250 P/T (1st half paid after completion of the 120 day training period, 2nd half paid after 1 year)
We currently have openings for the following positions…

ADMINISTRATIVE:

ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT & CEO/OFFICE MANAGER

We are seeking an energetic, caring and dedicated person to fill an Executive Assistant position at Lambs Farm! The Executive Assistant position is key to providing administrative and organization support for the President and CEO, including coordinating and scheduling meetings, generating Power Point presentations, and coordinating communications with the Board of Directors and the Staff Directors. Assist CEO with correspondence and mail. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work independently. Ability to multitask and is highly organized. Manage administrative staff including Receptionist position and various Participant staff in their jobs and roles and provide office support for the day-to-day functions of the Founder’s building. Provide coordination or support for other department projects. Keep mailroom and staff directories up-to-date. Order and stock office supplies and manage the mailroom and office equipment. High school graduate or equivalent with at least 5 years of business and secretarial experience and needs proficient knowledge of the Microsoft Suite.

PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR

We are seeking a detailed oriented individual as our Payroll Administrator. This person must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization are required. Knowledge of excel is necessary. Previous payroll experience with Insperity/Timestar and ABRA are preferred. This is a full-time salaried position. Key responsibilities are:

Manages the payroll programs/processes, including the integration of time from the Insperity time system. This includes reconciling and balancing all payroll data prior to transmission to the bank
Verify and submit bi-weekly, quarterly, and year end taxes
Close out payroll for the year-end process and verify all information is up-to-date.
Provide assistance to supervisors and employees with questions or concerns.
Works with the Manager of Human Resources with all files, employee records, and other administrative functions with individual agencies as required.

HEALTH SERVICES:

HEALTH SERVICES ADVOCATE F/T AND P/T

This position requires transporting and accompanying Participants to their medical, dental, ancillary appointments or procedures and perform other medical office duties.  Ideal candidate must be able to transfer participants when required and this includes lifting their adaptive equipment in and out of vehicles. You must have initiative, excellent attendance, be detail oriented and able to work independently. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  Basic computer skills – Microsoft Word and e-mail, Excel a definite plus. Must be able speak, read, and write English. Satisfactory completion of paid DSP training within 120 days of employment required. Valid driver’s license with no moving violations for the past 12 months required.  Hours would be daytime hours, Monday through Friday, no work on holidays. Flexible scheduling available.

HEALTH SERVICE ASSISTANT P/T

To be responsible for the clerical duties of a medical office. Ideal candidate must have initiative and excellent attendance. Must be detail oriented and able to work independently. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  Basic computer skills – Microsoft Word, e-mail, and Excel a definite plus. Must be able speak, read, and write English. Satisfactory completion of paid DSP training within 120 days of employment required. Guaranteed 29 hours per week. No work on holidays. Flexible scheduling available; would consider some remote work.

REGISTERED NURSE (RN FOR FIRST SHIFT)

We are seeking a full-time Registered Nurse; currently registered in the State of Illinois as an RN.  You will be required to become a Nurse Trainer within 120 days of hire; paid training provided.  This is a first shift position and will require at least two weekend days a month   Holidays off.  Flexible scheduling available.  Retired nurses or new nursing graduates are welcome to apply.

OPERATIONS:

BAKERY & COUNTRY STORE PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

We are seeking an individual to assist in production of consistently high quality specialty foods including chocolate products, sauces, spreads, and baked good items. You will provide training and supervision to adults with developmental disabilities and must be able to work independently. A High School diploma or equivalent with experience in food production is required.

BAKERY & COUNTRY STORE RETAIL ASSOCIATE

We are seeking an individual to assist in the retail area of Lambs Farm’s Country Store. Responsibilities will include opening and closing the cash register, customer care, inventory and restocking. You will provide supervision to adults with developmental disabilities. Must be able to work one weekend day.

FACILITY MANAGEMENT:

SECURITY OFFICER

Ensure the quality of life for participants, staff and guests by providing a safe and secure place to live, work and visit. High School diploma or equivalent is required. Background or exposure to any police or security work is beneficial. The ability to act and think independently while sometimes under pressure and or in emergencies with the ability to follow written and verbal direction. You must have a valid driver’s license with no moving violations for the prior year. Basic knowledge/skills in general building repairs in the case of physical plant emergencies. During non-business hours, you must be able to respond properly to physical plant and other emergencies. Hours: Monday & Tuesday 4pm 12:00am, Thursday & Friday 12:00am 8:00am and Sunday 4pm – 12:00am.

JANITORIAL/CUSTODIAL F/T

We are seeking an individual that is experienced and has knowledge in housekeeping/janitorial cleaning tasks. You must be a self-starter with ability to follow directions. In addition, must be able to verbally communicate to and direct the activities of adults with developmental disabilities. You must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and must pass a criminal background check and drug screening. P/T hours Monday – Friday 7am-11am. The F/T position is Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30 pm.

DRIVER-F/T OR P/T

Provides safe and on-time transportation for adults with developmental disabilities to and from homes, job sites, recreational activities, train stations, bus stops. High school or GED. Experience in transportation such as school bus driver or driver for Special Education. Valid driver’s license free of moving violations for previous 12 months and provide proof of insurance. F/T hours are M-F 9am-6pm. P/T hours are M-F 3pm-6pm with possible fill-in hours.

MAINTENANCE/GROUNDS 1 & 2

This position will assist with repair, service and maintenance of all Lambs Farm buildings, with an emphasis on plumbing and experience with painting and taping skills.  Experience in all types of maintenance such as, but not limited to: overhauls, installation and troubleshooting, including basic electrical and carpentry (layout, rough framing and trim).  Background knowledge of HVAC work and controls appreciated.  Grounds work includes, but is not limited to lawn care, trees, shrubs, litter and garbage removal.  Snow and ice removal in inclement weather.  You must have a valid Driver’s License with a good driving record for the past 12 months.  You must be able to pass a criminal background check, fingerprinting, physical and drug screening.  This is a full time position.

MAGNOLIA CAFE:

COOK F/T and P/T

Magnolia Cafe & Bakery is seeking a full-time cook to be responsible for maintaining kitchen sanitation and line cooking. You must complete food sanitation course, which will be provided. You will be training and assisting adults with developmental disabilities in various job tasks. Experience preferred but not required. Must be able to work weekends.

DISHWASHER F/T

A dishwasher at Magnolia Cafe must be able to lift 50 pounds, do janitorial tasks, dish washing, and trash duties. All tasks as assigned.

WAIT STAFF

​​​​​​​We are seeking a full or part-time Server for the Magnolia Cafe, which is a full service restaurant. We are open for breakfast, lunch, and Friday and Saturday banquets. We need the Server to have flexible daytime hours, and must be able to work weekends.

VOCATIONAL:

ACTIVITY ASSISTANT

Are you someone who is creative, energetic and a self-starter?  If so, Lambs Farm needs people to provide services to seniors and retirees with intellectual/developmental disabilities. High School diploma or equivalent required. One year experience working with people with developmental disabilities preferred but not required; DSP certification is a plus. We’re looking for someone with great energy and interpersonal skills. Hours negotiable; full or part time position.

JOB COACH

The Job Coach provides work training to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The ideal candidate is energetic, a self-starter and physically able to train persons on job tasks. High School diploma or equivalent required. Experience working with people with disabilities preferred but not required. Job Coach will work at community work sites and our Campus businesses. Hours are 7AM-3PM Mon-Fri.

RECREATION SPECIALIST (F/T)

Responsibilities include preparing and teaching classes, leading recreational activities, monitoring Participants and managing assigned tasks. Must be able to drive 15 passenger vans to and from program activities.  Must have the ability to physically train and assist persons in sports and fitness activities. Bachelor’s Degree in wellness, recreation, physical education, leisure services, therapeutic recreation, exercise science or experience in the field of developmental disabilities required.  Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license, violation free for at least one year.

VOCATIONAL MANAGER

The Vocational Manager provides case management services for people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities involved in employment/day programs or Home Based Support through Lambs Farm. Duties include assessment of skills, coordination of both necessary and preferred activities, and providing training to individuals on the caseload.  A Bachelor’s degree in Education or Human Services is required along with at least one year of experience with the I/DD population.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are necessary. You must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, and pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Vocational Managers are needed for individuals working in Lambs Farm businesses/day programs, and with the Home Based Support program. Hours are daytime, Mon-Fri.

RESIDENTIAL:

DIRECT SUPPORT PERSON

We are seeking a caring individual to assist adults with developmental disabilities to achieve their personal goals and daily living skills. The ideal candidate should be creative, energetic, and a self-starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. One to two years related experience preferred. DSP certification also preferred. Paid DSP certification training program is available (classes held Monday-Friday during normal business hours). You must show proof of a high school diploma or equivalent upon hire. You must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, pass a criminal background check, physical and drug screening. Part time and full time 2nd and 3rd shift positions that include working weekends available. Salary is higher with experience and DSP Certification.

LIVE-IN APARTMENT DIRECT SUPPORT PERSON

Rent apartment located in an on-grounds residential home, rent is $100 monthly. Must be employed with Lambs Farm, must be in the apartment from 10pm to 7am to facilitate any emergency situations, and work from 7am to 9am as a Direct Support Person. DSP Certification will be provided by Lambs Farm. Must have valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

DIRECT SUPPORT PERSON – AM FLOATER SUPPORT

We are seeking caring individuals to assist adults with developmental disabilities to achieve their personal goals and daily living skills. The ideal candidate should be creative, energetic, flexible and a self-starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. This person will support the other DSP staff in various residential areas as needed. In cases of emergency, this person will drive or accompany a Participant to an Acute Care Center or ER. While there, they will be responsible for advocating for the Participant and assisting both the Participant and the medical provider in those situations. Afterwards, they will be responsible for relaying all medical information back to all concerned Lambs Farm staff. A high school diploma or equivalent with 1 to 2 years related experience preferred. DSP certification also preferred. Paid DSP certification training program is available. You must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

 

Download the Employment Application and Application Insert here.  Email completed application here: employmentopportunities@lambsfarm.org.

Or, apply in person at:
Lambs Farm
14245 W. Rockland Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: 847-362-4636
Fax: 847-362-0742

OUR MISSION

Helping people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives and connecting with the human spirit in us all.

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