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 Assistant in Wasilla with the Work Services Program. Full time position available to provide exceptional customer service and accurate and timely staff support. Responsibilities include welcoming clients, answer and direct communications, input client data, providing staff support and general office duties. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and one (1) year successful work experience including proficiency with computers. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree and two years’ successful work experience in an administrative position.

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.

Assistant Program Manager in Anchorage with the Child Care Assistance Program. Responsibilities include assisting the Program Manager with staff management and coordinate services to ensure compliance with State of Alaska and AFS standards.   Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field.  One (1) year of social services administrative experience with expertise in office management, grant management, social service program assessment and planning. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in social services or related field. Two (2) years of social services experience.  Expertise in public assistance or child care grants management, social service program assessment and planning.

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, Education, Social Work, Sociology or closely related field and 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: One (1) year additional experience background in family mediation, working with families in a home-based setting, and a clear understanding of high-risk family dynamics.

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.

Registered Dietician in Wasilla for the WIC Program. Provide education to clients about WIC foods and participation in the WIC Program. Counsel clients on eating nutritious foods to improve their health status.  Develop individual nutritional care plans for WIC participants assessed as high risk. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition/Dietetics and registration as a registered dietician by the American Dietetic Association’s Conference on Dietician Registration (CDR) or CDR eligible. One year successful related work experience. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in nutrition sciences or an appropriate area. Two (2) years successful experience in a WIC program as a Dietician.

Supervising Mental Health Clinician in Wasilla at the Behavioral Health Treatment Center. Responsibilities: Applies mental health/addiction counseling knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct mental health/substance abuse screening, assessment and treatment services to clients within various treatment modalities in addition to clinical supervision responsibilities. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in behavioral health field (counseling, psychology, social work, etc.) and current Alaska state licensure and four years mental health/substance abuse clinical experience with children, youth and adults.  Two years supervisory experience. LCSW or LPC-S preferred.

Part Time Positions

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 (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: One (1) year additional experience background in family mediation, working with families in a home-based setting, and a clear understanding of high-risk family dynamics.

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.