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.  No phone calls, please.  All successful applicants must be able to pass a criminal history background check.  EOE


Full Time Positions

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 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 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.

Intake Technician in Anchorage. 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.

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 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 experience.

Visitation Facilitator in Palmer 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.

Workshop Facilitator in Wasilla for the Families First 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:  Part time openings available in Homer, Kenai and Wasilla/Palmer.  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 breastfeeding experience.

Driver in Wasilla.  Part time position available to operate a vehicle to assure safe transportation of clients to and from various destinations and to assist clients with safe entry and exit of vehicles. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent and one year of successful work experience.  Must have a valid Alaska Driver’s license, be at least 21 years of age and be able to maintain insurability as a driver with Alaska Family Services.  Must take and pass a pre-employment drug test.  Six months of successful experience in the operation of multi-passenger vehicles preferred.

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.