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: pamb@akafs.org
  • Mail: 1825 S. Chugach Street, Palmer, AK 99645
  • Fax: (907) 746-1177

Resumes submitted without applications will not be considered.  All successful applicants must be able to pass a criminal history background check.  EOE.


Full Time Positions

Administrative Assistant in Wasilla for the WIC Program. Full time position available to 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 of Arts Degree and/or Certification in office management. Two years successful work experience in an office environment.

Behavioral Health Case Manager in Wasilla. Full time position available to provides comprehensive case management and Therapeutic Behavioral Health Services to Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) children, adolescents, and their families, to improve quality of life and maintain the highest possible ability to function within the school, home, and community. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field and two (2) years of successful experience working directly with children/adolescents with mental health and behavioral issues. Preferred Qualifications: Three to five (3 to 5) years case management experience with children/adolescents preferably in a public school setting. Program development and implementation.

Case Manager I in Wasilla for the Families First Work Services Program. Responsibilities: Provide comprehensive case management services to ATAP clients and training/ oversight for Case Technician positions. Able to make decisions based on established DPA Policies and Procedures. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and two years of experience in Social Services or closely related fields. Preferred Qualifications: Additional related training with 2 years’ experience administering, supervising or performing professional level social work, residential treatment case work and case management in a closely related field.

Children’s Advocate in Palmer at the DVSA Shelter, 30 hours/week opening. Responsibilities: Support and assist women and children in shelter. Plan and implement education and support groups for women and children who are affected by domestic violence. Qualifications: High School equivalency with six (6) months successful work experience. One (1) year successful experience with children’s issues; child development, abuse, neglect, and crisis situations preferred.

Part Time Positions

DVSA Relief Advocate in Palmer. On-call position available in the DVSA Shelter. Responsibilities: To provide 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.

Office Clerk in Palmer with the Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP). Responsibilities: Assist ASAP Staff with all forms of office support that includes filing, scheduling, correspondence, data entry and general client records. Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma and two years successful work experience in either a social services agency or in a program related field. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s Degree. Updated 05/15/15

Store Associate in Palmer. This is a part time position at Family First Treasures thrift store. Responsibilities: Assist the store manager in the daily operations of the second-hand store including working as a retail sales person, operating cash register, assisting customers, handling, washing, sorting, displaying and pricing all donated articles and clothing. Keep store clean and secure. Qualifications: High School/GED and successful work experience. Two (2) years retail sales experience and/or secondhand store experience preferred.

Visitation Facilitator in Wasilla for the Family Support and Preservation Program. Responsibilities: Provide family support, preservation and time-limited reunification services to client families. 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.

To Apply
Visit www.akafs.org to download an employment application. Resumes submitted without applications will not be considered. All successful applicants must be able to pass a criminal history background check. Please submit completed AFS employment application, cover letter and resume to attention of Human Resources, at pamb@akafs.org or fax to (907)746-1177, or mail to Alaska Family Services, 1825 South Chugach Street, Palmer AK 99645. EOE