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. All successful applicants must be able to pass a criminal history background check.  EOE.


Full Time Positions:

Case Manager in Wasilla 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 or closely related field and two (2) years successful experience in Social Services or closely related field specifically working with at-risk families.

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. Experience working with youth strongly preferred.

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

Eligibility Specialist (PQI) in Anchorage for the Child Care Assistance Program. Ensure consistency and quality of program services and outreach materials. Conduct data and caseload analysis. Develop, implement and coordinate staff training as needed. Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s Degree and/or Certification in office management or equivalent experience. One (1) year successful work experience with a social service organization serving families with children. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and two years successful work experience in a supervisory position in an office environment.

Substance Abuse Counselor in Wasilla. Full time or part 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. One year substance abuse counseling experience.

Part Time Positions:

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor: Part time openings available in Palmer/Wasilla, 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. Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent and six months of successful work experience. Must have experience breastfeeding.

Case Manager in Wasilla 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 or closely related field and two (2) years successful experience in Social Services or closely related field specifically working with at-risk families.

Office Clerk in Palmer with the Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP). Responsibilities: Assist ASAP Staff with all forms of office support that includes filing, scheduling, correspondence, data entry and general client records. Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma and two years successful work experience in either a social services agency or in a program related field. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s Degree.

Store Associate in Palmer. This is a part time position at Families First Treasures. Responsibilities: Assist the store manager in the daily operations of the second-hand store including working as a retail sales person, operating and balancing cash register, assisting customers, handling, washing, sorting, displaying and pricing all donated articles and clothing. Keep store clean and secure. Qualifications: High School/GED and successful work experience. Two (2) years retail sales experience and/or secondhand store experience preferred.

Visitation Facilitator in Wasilla with 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.