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 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.

Behavioral Health 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

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.

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.

Substance Abuse Counselor in Wasilla. Full time position available at our Behavioral Health Treatment Center.  Responsible for providing substance abuse treatment services in an outpatient program. 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. Preferred Qualifications: One year substance abuse counseling experience.

Part Time Positions

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in Homer and Kenai for the WIC Program.  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.

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. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent and successful work experience.  Two (2) years retail sales experience and/or secondhand store experience preferred.