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.  No phone calls, please.  All successful applicants must be able to pass a criminal history background check.  EOE


Full Time Positions

Administrative Assistant in Anchorage with the Child Care Assistance Program. Full time position available to provide clerical support and world class customer service. Minimum Qualifications: Must be a positive person with the ability to multitask. High School diploma or equivalent and one year successful work experience. Preferred Qualifications: High School and additional computer training and one year successful work experience in data entry.

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.

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.

School Based Services Counselor in Wasilla at the Behavioral Health Treatment Center. Responsibilities: Provides school based counseling to children with emotional/behavioral issues in a school setting to improve the child/youth’s ability to engage in the classroom and other educational settings. Plan, coordinate and implement day camps for Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) children/youth during school breaks. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Human Services or related field and 2 years successful experience working directly with children/adolescents with mental health and behavioral issues. Must be able to be licensed by the State of Alaska within two years.

Part Time Positions

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor: Part time openings available in Homer and Kenai. This is a paraprofessional support person who gives basic breastfeeding information and encouragement to WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers by telephone, in the office or at hospital visits and is available outside the usual 8 to 5 working schedule. Attends/assists with prenatal classes and breastfeeding support groups. Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent and six months of successful work experience. Must have experience breastfeeding.

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.

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.