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 is a new position open in Gainesville for a Community Outreach/Safe Place Specialist. There are openings for Youth Care Workers in Gainesville, Palatka, and Lake City. Please click on current job openings listing above and follow instructions. Applications are typically received by the positions’ supervisors. (updated 5/8/18)
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 3-18)
- Request for Live Scan to VOLUNTEER (new form 3-18)
- 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.