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.


Responsibilities include timely processing of acknowledgment letters, organizing and maintaining central files, participating as part of the Development team in events and special projects, and assisting with the database plus other administrative duties as assigned. Reports to the Director of Development. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office with strong computer skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects at a time. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.  Should be able to work independently and as part of a team.



We are seeking an individual to assist with the overall business and production operation of a retail and food production facility. Provide supervision to adults with developmental disabilities while producing high quality products. A High School diploma or equivalent with at least 2 – 3 years’ experience in the food service industry is preferred. Must be familiar with food production, food safety and sanitation requirements, merchandising and good organizational skills. Knowledge of production procedures relating to chocolate, confectionery items, and jams/sauces is beneficial. Excellent management and production planning skills are required.


We are seeking a professional individual in a high volume production bakery to consistently produce high quality baked goods. Position requires the ability to work independently and provide supervision to adults with developmental disabilities. A High School diploma or equivalent with 2-3 years of food production and bakery experience is required. You must have or obtain a sanitation certificate and be able to lift at least 25 lbs.


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 and retain 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 and miniature golf course. Must be able to lift 50lbs and walk or stand for extended periods of time.



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 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. Starting pay is $11/hour. 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 – starting pay is at $11.00 for DSP. DSP Certification will be provided by Lambs Farm. Must have valid driver’s license with a good driving record



The Vocational Manager is the key person responsible for the design and implementation of employment and day programs for persons with Intellectually Delayed Disabilities. Duties include assessment of skills, coordination of both necessary and preferred activities for individuals, 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 Intellectually Delayed population. Working knowledge or Microsoft Word and Excel are necessary. The individual hired for this position must be QIDP approved or able to complete the required training within 6 months of hire date. All needed training is provided by Lambs Farm. You must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, and pass a criminal background check and drug screening.


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 Disabilities. You will need to have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. One year related working experience is required and DSP certification is a plus. You should have effective verbal, written and computer skills plus a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. This is a full time position.


The Job Coach provides work training to individuals with 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. One year experience working with people with developmental disabilities preferred. Job Coach will work either in Lambs Industries (sheltered workshop), or at community work sites and our Campus businesses. Hours are 7AM-3PM Mon-Fri.

Download the Employment Application and Application Insert here.  Email completed applocation 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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