Positions Available


Would you like to be part of a dynamic team that works each day to support individuals with developmental disabilities? Then Orchard Village could be the place for you.

To apply for a career opportunity or position at Orchard Village, please email your resume to Olga Childers, Senior Director of Human Resources.

Olga Childers, Senior Director of Human Resources, (847) 967-1800 ext. 175
E-mail: olga_childers@orchardvillage.org

Orchard Village offers a comprehensive training and development program and excellent benefits for eligible employees:

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Short-term Disability
  • Long-term Disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Personal/Sick Time
  • 401k
  • Tuition reimbursement

Professional Positions

Director of Residential Services

The Director of Residential Services manages and oversees day-to-day operation of 24-hour and intermittent residential (CILA) programs. Ensure successful function of the Residential Program through leadership and direction to the Interdisciplinary Teams (IDTs) consisting of Residential Program Managers, Intermittent Manager, and House Administrators. Facilitate an interdependent systems approach between members of the support teams. Ensure that each individual served has his or her needs met on a day-to-day basis. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in human services, Master’s degree preferred, State of Illinois Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) certification and five years working directly with people who have developmental disabilities.

Self Directed Assistant (Home Based Case Manager)

The Self-Directed Assistant provides case management and self-direction assistance to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Complete visits to clients’ homes and function as a resource for clients. Use team-based approach as necessary to identify and implement necessary supports and processes that will enable clients to achieve their desired outcomes. Complete assigned paperwork including case notes, releases, service authorizations, etc. in a timely manner. Monitor and maintain both electronic and paper files of individuals in an organized manner. Requirements : Experience being an SDA preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in social services or similar field such as psychology, sociology or related field required, QIDP qualified preferred and 1 year of experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Residential Program Manager

As a Residential Program Manager, manage the day-to-day operation of residential homes. Manage caseload of adults with developmental disabilities. Supervise direct support staff and oversee the healthcare and medications system for clients. Participate in annual Discovery Processes and Personal Plans. Complete QIDP paperwork such as Implementation Strategies, monthly progress notes, HRC updates, and quarterly environmental reviews. Monitor Therap data tracking on outcomes, health, and appointments. Accompany clients to medical/psychiatric appointments when necessary. Carry 24- hour emergency cell phone. Bachelor’s degree in social services required. QIDP Certified required. Knowledgeable about required QIDP paperwork as per DHS. Experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license required.


Special Education Teacher

The Special Education Teacher is the case manager of a therapeutic, transition day school for students with disabilities, ages 17 – 22. S/he will develop curriculum, plan daily schedules, develop and implement IEPs, and coordinate with the Social Worker and Teaching Assistants. S/he must be creative and energetic to include both practical lessons and life skills. Low teacher-to-student ratio. The job emphasizes teaching life skills and independence, vocational skills, career development, achieving goals, and community integrated activities. The program focuses on the four components of transition planning: Employment, Training, Education, and Independent Living. Requirements: Bachelor’s in Special Education, Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS1) Endorsement and experience with students in a classroom with Cross Categorical Disabilities and a valid Driver’s License.

Vocational Specialist

Orchard Village is currently recruiting for a full-time Vocational Specialist to manage a caseload and provide individualized person-centered support in the following vocational areas: pre-vocational support, career counseling, job search techniques, and interviewing skill development, job development and job placement in the community, job retention and job coaching services, job accommodation recommendations and referrals, and community resource coordination. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, psychology, social work or related field desired, two years working in vocational/residential with people with developmental disabilities preferred, sales experience desirable, excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Personal vehicle required.

Job Coach

As a Job Coach, you support clients with disabilities in community based internships, teaching and adapting the environment so that increasing levels of independence are achieved. Advocate on behalf of all program participants, working to foster the individual’s independence and enhancing skills both inside and outside the workplace. Provide support to individuals with disabilities to obtain community-based employment. Maintain interdisciplinary communication, case notes for each individual, input for quarterly vocational assessments & task/job analysis. Requirements: Associate’s degree or higher in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Rehabilitation, or a related field preferred. Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of person-centered services for people with disabilities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Proficiency in MS Office applications. Valid driver’s license required.

Support Positions

A Direct Support Professional (DSP) assists clients with developmental disabilities in daily living activities including hygiene, meal preparation, transportation, housekeeping, implementation of behavior support interventions, and achieving personal support plan outcomes. Will also support clients with activities in-home and in the community. No lifting restrictions are allowed. Applicants must have valid driver’s license and high school diploma/GED.

Full and Part-time Direct Support Professional (DSP) – Support adults with developmental disabilities in our group homes. Pay: $18.00 per hour.

All support positions require an individual to meet the following qualifications:

  • 18 years old
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to pass the Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (STOFHLA) test
  • Clear criminal background
  • Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred
  • Positions are available in a variety of settings and during a variety of shifts (days, evenings, overnights, weekends)

Maintenance Worker – Performs various functions to maintain properties inside and out, ensuring the safety and functionality of all buildings. No lifting restrictions are allowed. The work environment is indoor and outdoor. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to office and/or weather conditions prevalent at the time. Applicant must have valid driver’s license and high school diploma/GED.