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 Behavioral Health Treatment Center. Full time position available to provide exceptional customer service and accurate and timely staff support. Assist in the overall operations of the Treatment Center’s front office including 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 three 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 Technician in Wasilla for the 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 2 years’ experience in social services. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree plus additional related training.  Four years’ experience providing direct client services.

Eligibility/Provider Specialist in Anchorage for the Child Care Assistance Program. Responsibilities: Evaluates applications and conducts orientations for child care providers to participate in the Child Care Assistance Program.  Creates and maintains provider files. Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s degree and/or certification in appropriate field and one year of successful work experience with computer experience. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two years successful work experience in an office environment with social services experience preferred.

Intake Technician in Anchorage for the Child Care Assistance Program. Responsibilities include determining status of application upon receipt, sending appropriate notices, scheduling interviews for clients to meet timeliness standards. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and 2 years of successful work experience in a related field. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree with one year successful work experience in a related field.

Job Development Specialist in Wasilla for the Work Services Program. Responsibilities:  Supervisory position to provide program education and outreach to the Employment Community with a focus on creating and maintaining  professional relationships with businesses and securing applicable work placement sites for program participants. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in education, human services or related field.  Two years successful experience in job development, employment counseling, workshop facilitation and/or job seeking skill training and motivation. Preferred Qualifications: Two years of successful supervisory experience in job development, employment counseling, workshop facilitation and/or job seeking skill training and motivation.

Workshop Facilitator in Wasilla for the Work Services 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 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.

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.