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

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.

Accounts Payable Clerk: Responsible for performing accounting functions, corresponding with vendors, inputting data, generating reports, insures the proper flow of fiscal paperwork to and from the accountant, and maintains fiscal records as required. Minimum Qualifications: High School Equivalency and successful experience as a bookkeeper to include specific knowledge of bookkeeping/accounting principles. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in Accounting/Bookkeeping and one year experience as a full charge bookkeeper including experience with budget management, accounts payables and receivables.

Case Manager I in Wasilla for 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.

School Based Services Counselor 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.

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

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor:  Part time openings available in 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.

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.

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.