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 Anchorage with the Child Care Assistance Program. Full time position available to provide clerical support and world class customer service. Minimum Qualifications: Must be a positive person with the ability to multitask.   High School diploma or equivalent and one year successful work experience.  Preferred Qualifications:  High School and additional computer training and one year successful work experience in data entry.

Administrative Assistant in Palmer. Provide assistance in the administration of the Alcohol Safety Action Program. Duties oriented toward expanding the capabilities of the Program Manager and Probation Technicians. 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.

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.

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.

Office Clerk in Wasilla with the Behavioral Health Treatment Center. Responsibilities include maintaining statistics for quarterly reporting, providing clerical support including filing, scheduling, correspondence, providing UA screenings and transportation of clients. Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent and one year of successful work experience. Additional computer training education and data entry experience preferred. Must be at least 21 years old, have a valid Alaska Driver’s License and the ability to be insured as a driver on the agency policy.

Program Technician in Palmer with the Alcohol Safety Action Program(ASAP). Responsibilities include providing technical support to the ASAP Program, research, evaluate and compile criminal justice information to determine client eligibility for ASAP services including client intake, screening, referral and monitoring. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma and three years successful work experience in either a social service agency or in a program related field. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in a related academic area.

School Based Services Clinician 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.

Visitation Facilitator in Wasilla or Palmer for the Family Support and Preservation Program. This position provides 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.

Part Time Positions

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 or Palmer for the Family Support and Preservation Program. This position provides 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.