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 Specialist in Palmer for the Administrative offices. The Administrative Specialist will be an enthusiastic professional with excellent attention to detail who will provide administrative and program support to the AFS team, as well as to clients. Additionally, will oversee social media efforts for the Agency. Minimum Qualifications: Associates Degree in Communications, Business, Fine Arts, Human Services or related and three years’ work experience in an office setting with proficiency in MS Office applications. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Business, Fine Arts, Human Services or related and three to five years administrative experience. Familiarity with social media platforms, such as Facebook.

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 Program Manager. 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 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.

Family Violence Intervention Program Coordinator in Wasilla. Facilitate and assist with the supervision of the Family Violence Intervention Program in accordance with the current CDVSA and DOC program standards. Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent and completion of approved forty (40) hour training on domestic violence, sexual assault and batterers’ intervention.  Background in the behavioral health/ social services field and thorough knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence required.  Experience working with victims and/or perpetrators of domestic violence.  One (1) year successful work or volunteer experience in group facilitation. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree in human services or related field and two (2) years’ experience working as a domestic violence or behavioral health group facilitator.

Maintenance & Facilities Specialist in Palmer reporting to the Operations Director. This position is responsible for coordinating maintenance/janitorial issues for all programs throughout the agency. Completes grounds keeping and general building and automotive maintenance not requiring professional staff. Coordinates bids for professional services and oversees completion of work as necessary. Completes annual inventories/safety checks of AFS work sites. Responsible for coordination and supervision of community work service volunteers. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and one year of successful work experience in building maintenance. Must have a valid Alaska Driver’s license, ability to lift 50 pounds and the ability to pass a criminal history background check. Preferred Qualifications: Additional training in maintenance field and two years’ experience in facilities management.

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.

Shelter Supervisor in Palmer for the DVSA Shelter. Responsibilities include assisting with the supervision of emergency shelter staff and ensuring the effective execution of domestic violence and sexual assault services to shelter residents and nonresidents, including the 24-hour crisis line. Develop, implement, and supervise life skills and support groups.  Create and manage case plans that are responsive to the needs of all shelter clients.  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.

Substance Abuse Counselor in Wasilla for the Behavioral Health Treatment Center. Responsible for providing substance abuse treatment services in an outpatient program. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in counseling, human services or related field and the ability to become a qualified addictions professional within three years. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in counseling, human services or related field and current certification as an addictions professional (CDC II, BHA II, NCAC I, MAC).

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.

Mental Health Clinician in Wasilla for the Behavioral Health Treatment Center. 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 Assistant for the Special Santa Program. This is a recurring temporary position to assist with volunteer coordination, fundraising and execution of program functions under the direction of the Program Coordinator. Work normally begins in September and continues periodically through the beginning of January. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and two years successful work experience with coordination of events. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree and one year of successful work experience supervising others.

Substance Abuse Counselor in Wasilla for the Behavioral Health Treatment Center. Responsible for providing substance abuse treatment services in an outpatient program. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in counseling, human services or related field and the ability to become a qualified addictions professional within three years. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in counseling, human services or related field and current certification as an addictions professional (CDC II, BHA II, NCAC I, MAC).

Visitation Facilitator in Palmer with the Family Support and Preservation Program. Responsible for providing supervised visitation, parent coaching and feedback to families enrolled in the Families with Infants & Toddlers Court (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.