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

Behavioral Health Clinician in Wasilla. The position applies 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 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. 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 required.

Case Manager I in Wasilla for the Families First Work Services Program. Responsibilities: Provide comprehensive case management services to ATAP clients and training/ oversight for Case Technician positions.  Able to make decisions based on established DPA Policies and Procedures. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and two years of experience in Social Services or closely related fields. Preferred Qualifications: Additional related training with 2 years’ experience administering, supervising or performing professional level social work, residential treatment case work and case management in a closely related field.

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.

Director of Corporate Development in Palmer.  This newly created position will develop, structure, and implement an agency fund-raising plan to include but not limited to; special events, estate planning and a robust annual campaign in conjunction with the Board of Directors and the President/CEO. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, or an appropriate academic area with five (5) years successful work experience in non-profit development and marketing. Must have experience directly operating an annual campaign, implementing a marketing strategy, grant writing and donor relations. Preferred Qualifications: Masters of Business Administration Degree plus additional academic preparation in an appropriate academic area and successful experience with managing a non-profit support foundation, board relations and volunteer coordination.

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.

Program Manager in Anchorage with the Child Care Assistance Program. Full time position available in Anchorage.  Responsibilities include managing staff and coordinating services to insure compliance with State of Alaska and AFS standards. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field.  Two (2) years of social services administrative experience with expertise in budget, human resource, grants management, social service program assessment and planning. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in social services or related field. Five (5) years of social services experience. Expertise in budget, human resources, public assistance or child care grants management, social service program assessment and planning. Evidence of strong management skills.

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

Driver in Wasilla. Part time position available to operate a vehicle to assure safe transportation of clients to and from various destinations and to assist clients with safe entry and exit of vehicles. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent and one year of successful work experience.  Must have a valid Alaska Driver’s license, be at least 21 years of age and be able to maintain insurability as a driver with Alaska Family Services.  Must take and pass a pre-employment drug test.  Six months of successful experience in the operation of multi-passenger vehicles preferred.

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 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.  Experience working with victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. One (1) year successful work or volunteer 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. 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.