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.

$250 SIGN ON BONUS (after completion of the 120 day training period
We currently have openings for the following positions…



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.



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.  Daytime hours:  9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday (must be flexible with schedule). There are two openings for this position.



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.


The Farmyard department is looking for motivated, passionate individuals to join their team of dedicated Animal Keepers. Individuals must maintain high animal welfare standards and be physically able to work in all outdoor conditions. Previous animal care experience or education is a bonus but not required, a willingness to learn, retain, and apply new information is a must. Individuals must be comfortable talking to the public about animals, answering phones, greeting guests and maintaining appropriate customer service. Animal Keeper duties include but are not limited to: cleaning, feeding, watering, and caring for the health of the over 300 animals that call the Farmyard home. Animal Keepers also operate and help maintain attractions, including but not limited to: miniature train, carousel, bounce house, and miniature golf course. Must be able to lift 50lbs and walk or stand for extended periods of time.


Responsible for the day-to-day management of Lambs Farm’s Thrift Shop. Duties include sorting of donations, pricing, merchandising, customer service, and supervision of participants and volunteers. Assist Manager with budgeting process and monthly financial performance review. Applicant will also be trained in the operations of the Pet Center to provide occasional coverage when needed. High School diploma or equivalent with at least two years of retail sales experience. Experience in merchandising is preferred. Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30am -5:30


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.


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


​​​​​​​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.



The person selected for this position is responsible for the behavior and residential programming for a select caseload of Participants. Duties include behavior plan creation and monitoring, Individual Service Plan creation and monitoring, Participant assessment, coordination of both necessary and preferred activities for the individuals on the caseload, and direct care as needed. Minimum requirements for the position include one year of experience working with people with developmental disabilities, a bachelor’s degree in a human services field and a clean driving record. The person selected must be QIDP approved, or become approved within six months of hire. Training as needed will be provided by Lambs Farm.



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.


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.


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


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