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.
There are openings for Youth Care Workers in Gainesville, Palatka, and Lake City. There is a counselor position open in Lake City, too. Please click on current job openings listing above and follow instructions. Applications are typically received by the positions’ supervisors. (updated 8/11/17)
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.
- CDS Application
- Confidentiality Agreement
- Request for Live Scan for EMPLOYMENT (new form 9-16)
- Request for Live Scan to VOLUNTEER (new form 9-16)
- Criminal History Acknowledgement with PREA (new form 9-16)
There are other forms to complete as well. CDS Human Resources will give those to you when appropriate.