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. All successful applicants must be able to pass a criminal history background check.  EOE.

Full Time Positions:

Behavioral Health Counselor in Wasilla for the Behavioral Health Treatment Center. Responsibilities: On-site and community-based assessments and interventions to determine eligibility. Responsible to maintain a census of 12 clients each in the primary care programs. Responsible to maintain ongoing relationships with referral sources and develop relationships with new referral sources. Qualifications: Master’s Degree in psychology/counseling or related field with licensure strongly preferred; two years behavioral health counseling experience required with demonstrated knowledge of prevention and intensive outpatient treatment to include assessment, substance abuse education, family treatment, intervention, experiential group processes, and aftercare. Diagnostic and group/family/individual counseling skills.

Case Manager in Wasilla 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.

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

Eligibility Specialist (PQI) in Anchorage for the Child Care Assistance Program. Ensure consistency and quality of program services and outreach materials. Conduct data and caseload analysis. Develop, implement and coordinate staff training as needed. Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s Degree and/or Certification in office management or equivalent experience. One (1) year successful work experience with a social service organization serving families with children. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and two years successful work experience in a supervisory position in an office environment.

Outreach Coordinator in Palmer for the Tobacco Prevention & Control Program. Responsibilities include serving as a liaison between the Alaska Family Services TPC program and community and regional partners. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent and one year successful work experience in a social service setting. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in health, education, communications or related field and excellent computer skills. Must be tobacco free, including e-cigarettes.


Part Time Position:

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor: Part time openings available in Palmer/Wasilla, Homer and Kenai. 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. Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent and six months of successful work experience. Must have experience breastfeeding.