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

Case Manager in Palmer for the DVSA Shelter. Responsibilities include ensuring the effective execution of DVSA services to shelter clients, including the 24-hour crisis line. Develop and manage case plans that are responsive to the needs of all shelter clients. Assist with the supervision of shelter staff. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field and one year successful work experience in a residential setting and one year case management experience. Preferred Qualifications: Two years successful work experience in a residential setting and one year successful experience in case management as a shift supervisor.

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

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 two (2) years’ experience in Social Services. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree plus additional related training.  Four (4) years’ experience providing direct client services.

Mental Health Clinician in Wasilla. Responsibilities will include providing therapeutic services to clients. Conduct mental health/substance abuse screening, assessment and treatment services to clients within various treatment modalities. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in a behavioral health field and one year of behavioral health experience. Preferred Qualifications: Alaska licensure and/or CDC certification with two years of behavioral health experience.

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.

Substance Abuse Counselor 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 counseling, human services or related field and the ability to become a qualified addictions professional within three years. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in counseling, human services or related field and current certification as an addictions professional (CDC II, BHA II, NCAC I, MAC).

Part Time Positions

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.

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.

Mental Health Clinician in Wasilla. Responsibilities will include providing therapeutic services to clients. Conduct mental health/substance abuse screening, assessment and treatment services to clients within various treatment modalities. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in a behavioral health field and one year of behavioral health experience. Preferred Qualifications: Alaska licensure and/or CDC certification with two years of behavioral health experience.

Substance Abuse Counselor in Wasilla. 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 counseling, human services or related field and the ability to become a qualified addictions professional within three years. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in counseling, human services or related field and current certification as an addictions professional (CDC II, BHA II, NCAC I, MAC).

Visitation Facilitator position available in our Family Support and Preservation Program. Responsibilities: Provide supervised visitation, parent coaching and feedback to families enrolled in the Palmer Families with Infants & Toddlers (FIT Court). 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.