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 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 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.

Behavioral Health Clinician in Wasilla. Full time position available at our Behavioral Health Treatment Center. Responsible for applying 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 Education: Bachelor’s degree in behavioral health field (counseling, psychology, social work, etc.). Preferred Education: Master’s degree in behavioral health field (counseling, psychology, social work, etc.) with current licensure. Minimum Experience: Two years mental health/substance abuse clinical experience with children, youth and adults.

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.

Visitation Facilitator in Wasilla for the Family Support and Preservation Program. This position provides 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.

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.

Group Facilitator in Wasilla with the Family Violence Intervention/Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Program. Responsibilities: To facilitate groups in accordance with current CDVSA and DOC program standards. Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent and completion of an 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.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 in group facilitation.

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 Diploma or equivalent 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. This position provides 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.

WIC Competent Professional Authority in Wasilla. Responsibilities: Provide WIC basic nutrition services and clerical support. Minimum Qualifications: High School Equivalency and additional training to include the successful completion of (or the ability to complete within 12 months) the State of Alaska WIC Competent Professional Authority (CPA) Certification Exam. One year successful work experience. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in health, nutrition or related field plus WIC CPA certification. One year successful work experience in a WIC program or other public health field.