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 Wasilla.   Provide assistance in the administration of the Families First Work Service Program.  Duties oriented toward expanding the capabilities of the Program Manager and Case Manager I. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or Equivalent and one year of successful work experience.  Knowledge of general office practices and computer experience. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s Degree and/or Certification in office management and two years successful work experience in an office environment.

Behavioral Health Counselor/Clinician in Wasilla.  The position applies addiction/mental health counseling knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct substance abuse/mental health screening, assessment and treatment services to clients within various treatment modalities. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field, or equivalent years of experience in substance abuse/mental health field and a Level I Chemical Dependency Counselor certification or the ability to obtain within one year.  One year substance abuse counseling experience. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in the behavioral health field with LPC/LCSW licensure.  Two years mental health/substance abuse clinical experience with children, youth and adults required.

Case Technician in Wasilla for the Families First 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.

Intake Technician in Anchorage. Responsibilities include determining status of application upon receipt, sending appropriate notices, scheduling interviews for clients to meet timeliness standards. 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.

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

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.  Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent and six months of successful work experience.  Must have recent breastfeeding experience.

Driver in Wasilla. Part time position available to operate a vehicle to assure safe transportation of clients to and from various destinations and to assist clients with safe entry and exit of vehicles. Minimum Qualifications:  High School Diploma or equivalent and one year of successful work experience.  Must have a valid Alaska Driver’s license, be at least 21 years of age and be able to maintain insurability as a driver with Alaska Family Services.  Must take and pass a pre-employment drug test.  Six months of successful experience in the operation of multi-passenger vehicles preferred.

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: Associates 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.