Community Employment Services

Lambs Farm is an excellent source for mutually beneficial and innovative employment programs

Individual Community Employment
Through an individualized approach, the community employment program meets the staffing needs of local businesses while providing rewarding employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.

Lambs Farm employment specialists provide on-the-job training and follow-along support to ensure high-quality job performance. Tasks are analyzed, training procedures are implemented, and support is provided until the employee can independently perform the job. Lambs Farm participants can work in a number of industries including customer service, food service, shipping, administrative assistance, janitorial, assembly/packaging and more.

Supported Employment Program
Using a team approach, Lambs Farm meets the staffing needs of local businesses by providing an enclave of two-to-eight workers along with a dedicated job coach. The job coach analyzes job tasks, implements training procedures and provides ongoing support at the job site. Our areas of specialization include janitorial, food service, manufacturing and shipping/receiving.

Employment services include:

  • Prescreening of applications
  • On-site job analysis
  • On-the-job training
  • Employer education and resources including disability awareness, assistive technology and job accommodations/modifications
  • Follow up services

Benefits to your business:

  • Reliable, dedicated employees with good performance
  • Low absenteeism and turnover
  • Aid in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Tax incentives
  • Positive community image
  • Reduction in employee recruitment expenses

Paritcipants are employed at the following businesses:

  • CEJN
  • Galloway Plastics Incorporated
  • Home Depot
  • Jewel
  • Lake Forest College
  • Lovell Medical Center (VA)
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement
  • Mariano’s
  • Navy Exchange
  • Panera
  • Mainstreet Libertyville
  • Sedgebrook
  • Tamerisk Senior Living
  • Trader Joes
  • Veritas Document Solution, an RR Donnelly Company

To discuss how we can help with your employment needs, call 847.362.4636 or contact Director Vocational Services, Marie Nelson, at

Joy for the Job

In today’s workforce, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find employees with a high work ethic and who enjoy coming in to work, but that is not the case with our associates from Lambs Farm. They come to work with smiles on their faces and are genuinely happy to work. They always work to the best of their abilities and consistently try to make customers happy.

Sean Musial

Front End Manager, Jewel/Osco