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

There are new positions open for both a Prevention Specialist and a Family Action counselor in Gainesville.  In Palatka, there is a need for a Youth Care Worker as well as a Residential Counselor.  Please click on current job openings listing above and follow instructions.  Applications are typically received by the positions’ supervisors.  (updated 4/11/17)

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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