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

Assessment Counselor in Wasilla. Full time or part time position available at our Behavioral Health Treatment Center. Responsible for providing substance abuse assessment/evaluation 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: One year substance abuse counseling/assessment experience.

Behavioral Health Case Manager in Wasilla. Full time position available to provides comprehensive case management and Therapeutic Behavioral Health Services to Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) children, adolescents, and their families, to improve quality of life and maintain the highest possible ability to function within the school, home, and community. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field and two (2) years of successful experience working directly with children/adolescents with mental health and behavioral issues. Preferred Qualifications: Three to five (3 to 5) years case management experience with children/adolescents preferably in a public school setting. Program development and implementation.

Case Manager I in Wasilla. Full time position available with 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.

Intake Technician in Anchorage with 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 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.

Tobacco Prevention & Control Coordinator in Palmer. Responsibilities include: Facilitation of the local tobacco prevention coalition and the implementation of tobacco control policy initiatives within the Anchorage/Mat-Su region and providing oversight of grant subcontractors and supervision of program staff. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in health, education, communications or related field with a minimum of two years successful work experience managing a health/social service program and/or grant. Must be tobacco free, including e-cigarettes.

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.

 

Part Time Positions 

DVSA Relief Advocate in Palmer. On call position available in the DVSA Shelter. Responsibilities: To provide 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.

Office Clerk in Palmer with the Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP). Responsibilities: Assist ASAP Staff with all forms of office support that includes filing, scheduling, correspondence, data entry and general client records. Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma and two years successful work experience in either a social services agency or in a program related field. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s Degree.

Store Associate in Palmer. This is a part time position at Families 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 and balancing cash register, assisting customers, handling, washing, sorting, displaying and pricing all donated articles and clothing. Keep store clean and secure. Qualifications: High School/GED and successful work experience. Two (2) years retail sales experience and/or secondhand store experience preferred.

 

Temporary Positions

Behavioral Health Clinical Associate in Wasilla. Temporary positions available for our Summer Camp Program. Responsibilities include working with at risk youth from ages 11-16 years to teach life and communication skills while encouraging and role modeling healthy choices. Co-facilitate and participate in activities, both physical and mental, with the youth while providing emotional and behavioral support. This 32 hour/week position will begin on May 26, 2015 and end on July 23, 2015. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent and one year of successful experience working with children with severe emotional disturbance. Must have a valid Alaska Driver’s License and be insurable.

 

To Apply

Visit www.akafs.org to download an employment application. Resumes submitted without applications will not be considered. All successful applicants must be able to pass a criminal history background check. Please submit completed AFS employment application, cover letter and resume to attention of Human Resources, at pamb@akafs.org or fax to (907)746-1177, or mail to Alaska Family Services, 1825 South Chugach Street, Palmer AK 99645.  EOE