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 diploma and additional computer training and one year successful work experience in data entry.

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.

Workshop Facilitator in Wasilla for the Families First Job Development Program. Responsibilities:  Provide workshop facilitation, classroom instruction and other assistance for work service clients in accordance with self-sufficiency plans. Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in Human Services or related field.  One (1) year successful experience in job development, employment counseling, workshop facilitation and/or job seeking skill training and motivation. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Human Services or closely related field and two years of successful experience in job development, employment counseling, workshop facilitation and/or job seeking skill training and motivation.

Part Time Positions

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in 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 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.

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.

Visitation Facilitator in Wasilla or Palmer for the Family Support and Preservation Program. This is a part time position to 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.