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 Wasilla. Full time position available to provide clerical support and world class customer service for the Job Development Center of the Families First Work Services Program. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or Equivalent and one year of successful work experience.  Knowledge of general office practices and computer experience. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s Degree and/or certification in office management and two years successful work experience in an office environment.

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.

School Based Services Counselor in Wasilla at the Behavioral Health Treatment Center. Responsibilities: Provides school based counseling to children with emotional/behavioral issues in a school setting to improve the child/youth’s ability to engage in the classroom and other educational settings. Plan, coordinate and implement day camps for Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) children/youth during school breaks. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Human Services or related field and 2 years successful experience working directly with children/adolescents with mental health and behavioral issues.  Must be able to be licensed by the State of Alaska within two years.

Substance Abuse Counselor/Clinician  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: 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.

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.

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in Wasilla/Palmer 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.

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.