Employment Opportunities

Alaska Family Services, Inc. is a diverse and growing 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agency.   To apply, please submit an AFS_employment_application, cover letter and resume to Human Resources in one of the following manners:

  • E-mail: hr@akafs.org
  • Mail: 1825 S. Chugach Street, Palmer, AK 99645
  • Fax: (907) 746-4081

Resumes submitted without an AFS employment application will not be considered.  No phone calls, please.  All successful applicants must be able to pass a criminal history background check.  EOE


Full Time Positions

Administrative Assistant in Wasilla with the WIC program.  Full time positions available to provide exceptional customer service and accurate and timely staff support. Welcome clients, answer and direct communications, input client data, provide staff support and general office duties.  Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent.  Knowledge of general office practices and one (1) year successful work experience to include computer experience.  Preferred Qualifications:  Associate’s Degree and/or Certification in office management.  Two years successful work experience in an office environment.

Case Manager in Palmer for the DVSA Shelter. Responsibilities include ensuring the effective execution of DVSA services to shelter clients, including the 24-hour crisis line. Develop and manage case plans that are responsive to the needs of all shelter clients. Assist with the supervision of shelter staff. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field and one year successful work experience in a residential setting and one year case management experience. Preferred Qualifications: Two years successful work experience in a residential setting and one year successful experience in case management as a shift supervisor.

Case Manager in Palmer for the Family Support and Preservation Program.  Responsibilities:  Provide family support, preservation and/or family contact services to client families.  Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Education, Social Work, Sociology or closely related field and one year successful experience in family issues including; parenting support, parent education, child development, child management, child abuse including sexual abuse and neglect, crisis intervention and domestic violence. Preferred Qualifications: One year additional experience background in family mediation, working with families in a home-based setting, and a clear understanding of high-risk family dynamics.

Case Technician in Wasilla for the Work Services Program. Provide comprehensive assessment and planning services to ATAP clients utilizing established policies and procedures under the direction of the Case Manager I. Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in Human Services or closely related field or equivalent experience and two (2) years’ experience in Social Services. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree plus additional related training.  Four (4) years’ experience providing direct client services.

Eligibility Specialist in Anchorage with the Child Care Assistance Program. Responsibilities include assisting the Program Manager with compliance of State of Alaska and AFS standards. Conduct audits of program case files, data and caseload analysis and assist with staff training. Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s degree and/or certification in office management or a high school diploma and equivalent experience. One year of successful work experience with a social services organization serving families with children. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field and two years successful work experience in a Supervisory position in an office environment.

Eligibility Technician in Anchorage with the Child Care Assistance Program. Responsibilities include scheduling and conducting parent interviews for program eligibility, determining subsidy level and eligible/available funds.  Create and maintain accurate and timely files for clients. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and two years of successful work experience in a related field. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree with one year successful work experience in a related field.

Mental Health Clinician in Wasilla. Responsibilities will include providing therapeutic services to clients. Conduct mental health/substance abuse screening, assessment and treatment services to clients within various treatment modalities. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in a behavioral health field and one year of behavioral health experience. Preferred Qualifications: Alaska licensure and/or CDC certification with two years of behavioral health experience.

Program Manager in Anchorage with the Child Care Assistance Program. Full time position available in Anchorage.  Responsibilities include managing staff and coordinating services to insure compliance with State of Alaska and AFS standards.   Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field.  Two (2) years of social services administrative experience with expertise in budget, human resource, grants management, social service program assessment and planning. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Services or related field. Five (5) years of social services experience. Expertise in budget, human resources, public assistance or child care grants management, social service program assessment and planning. Evidence of strong management skills.

Part Time Positions

Advocate in Palmer for the DVSA Shelter. Responsibilities include providing support, assistance and advocacy to the women and their children residing at the shelter. Minimum Qualifications:  Associate’s degree in appropriate area, or high school equivalency with one year successful work experience. Preferred Experience: Two years’ work experience or extensive volunteer experience with crisis intervention, domestic violence and sexual assault.

Visitation Facilitator position available in our Family Support and Preservation Program. Responsibilities: Provide supervised visitation, parent coaching and feedback to families enrolled in the Palmer Families with Infants & Toddlers (FIT Court). Minimum Qualifications:  Associate’s degree in education, social work, sociology or related field.  One (1) year successful experience in family issues including; parenting support, parent education, child development, child management, child abuse including sexual abuse and neglect, crisis intervention and domestic violence. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and one year additional experience in family mediation, proven parenting support services and a clear understanding of high-risk family dynamics.