Employment

CDS employs approximately 65 full-time and 50 part-time staff to work in the Interface Youth Shelters, Family Action Counseling, Prevention Services, Independent Living Program, and Administrative Departments. 

To reach our Human Resources Department, please call (352) 244-0628 x3812.

Current Job Openings Listing

We have a new opening in Gainesville for a Counselor/Case Manager; to apply, email your resume to jessica_bechtold@cdsfl.org. The other opening in Gainesville is for an HR Specialist; to apply, email your resume to tracey_ousley@cdsfl.org. We are also hiring in Palatka (Interface East Youth Shelter) for a Residential Supervisor. Send resumes to Cindy Starling, Regional Coordinator, CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services: cindy_starling@cdsfl.org. We also have a position open for SNAP Facilitator in Lake City. Please submit your resume to Pamela Purnell, Regional Coordinator at pamela_purnell@cdsfl.org. (Updated 12/17/2018)

Application instructions for each position are included in the job description on the Current Job Openings Listing link above.

Some of the forms to fill out when applying for a position with CDS follow.  These are for both paid employment and unpaid volunteer positions.  As of August, 2016, the procedure for background screenings changed.  There are no more fingerprint cards – all fingerprints are collected through live scan vendors.

There are other forms to complete as well.  CDS Human Resources will give those to you when appropriate.

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