Alaska Family Services (AFS) is a mission driven organization with a long history of service and excellence in supporting families and building healthy communities.
Created in 1979 as a safe shelter for women and their children in Palmer, we are now 90 employees strong and serve over 10,000 individuals annually in multiple communities in southcentral Alaska.
We take pride in our ability to offer staff a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
- 401k with employer match
- 12 paid holidays
- medical, dental, vision and life insurance
- competitive paid time off schedule with accrual increases for every two years of service
- options for flexible work schedules around school challenges (i.e. bus cancellations and PLC Mondays)
- casual dress code
Currently Open Postions
Administrative Specialist in Kenai for the Child Care Assistance and WIC programs. Full time position available to be an enthusiastic professional with excellent attention to detail who will provide administrative and program support to the AFS Child Care Assistance Program and WIC Program. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and one year successful work experience in an office setting with proficiency in MS Office applications. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree and/or certification in office management and two years successful work experience in a WIC or social services setting.
Advocate in Palmer for the DVSA Shelter. Part time/relief position available. Responsibilities include providing support, assistance and advocacy for adults and children who are affected by domestic violence. May plan and implement education and support groups for women and/or children. 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.
Assistant Manager in Anchorage for the Child Care Assistance Program. Full time position with benefits available to ensure compliance with AFS and State procedures, assist with the administration of the program, supervise staff in daily schedules, and provide reporting as required. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field and one-year social services work experience with expertise in office management, grants management, social service program assessment and planning. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in social services or related field and two years of social services experience. Expertise in public assistance or child care grants management and/or program assessment and evaluation.
Case Manager in Wasilla for the Behavioral Health Treatment Center. Full time position available to provide case management and therapeutic behavioral health services to individuals diagnosed with mental illness or substance abuse in an effort to improve their quality of life and maintain the highest possible ability to function within the community. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and one year experience in social services or a closely related field. Must be eligible to enroll or currently enrolled as a provider in Alaska Medicaid and receive an NPI number. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with additional related training and two to four years case management experience with adults/children/adolescents.
Case Technician in Wasilla for the Work Services Program. Full time position available to provide comprehensive assessment and planning services to ATAP clients utilizing established policies and procedures under the direction of the Program Manager. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and two years of successful work experience in social services or customer service field. Preferred Qualifications: Associate's degree in human services or closely related field and two years’ experience providing direct client services or resolving customer issues.
Eligibility Technician in Anchorage with the Child Care Assistance Program. Full time position available to 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 of successful work experience in a related field.
Eligibility Technician in Wasilla with the Coastal/Central Child Care Assistance Program. Full time position available to 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 of successful work experience in a related field.
Family Contact Facilitator in Palmer for the Family Support and Preservation Program. Full time position available to provide parent coaching and feedback. Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s degree in education, social work, sociology or related field. One 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.
Group Facilitator in Wasilla with the Family Violence Intervention/Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Program. Part time position to facilitate groups in accordance with current CDVSA and DOC program standards. Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent and completion of an 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. One (1) year successful work or volunteer experience in group facilitation. Preferred Qualifications: Associate's degree in human services or related field and two (2) years’ experience in group facilitation.
Special Santa Program Assistant in Palmer. Temporary, seasonal position available to assist with volunteer coordination, fundraising and execution of program functions for the Special Santa Program. Halloween Hallow and the gift distribution for Christmas are a couple of the major events held. Flexible hours needed and will vary based on time of year and event schedule. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and two years successful work experience, preferably with coordination of events.
Store Associate in Palmer at Families First Treasures Thrift Store. Part time position available to assist 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 years retail sales experience and/or secondhand store experience preferred.
Competent Professional Authority (CPA) in Wasilla/Palmer for the WIC Program. Full and part time position available to provide WIC basic nutrition services and clerical support. Minimum Qualifications: High school equivalency, one year of successful work experience and additional training to include the successful completion of (or the ability to complete within 12 months) the State of Alaska WIC CPA Certification Exam. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in health, nutrition or related field plus WIC CPA certification. One year of successful work experience in a WIC program or other public health field.
Youth Mental Health Clinician in Palmer for the Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Shelter. Full time position available to apply addiction/mental health counseling knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct substance abuse/mental health screening, assessment and treatment services to children/youth clients under the age of 18 years within various treatment modalities. Qualifications: Masters’ degree in behavioral health field (counseling, psychology, social work, etc.) and two years mental health/substance abuse clinical experience with children, youth and families. Experience working in residential setting and current licensure as LPC/LMSW/LCSW strongly preferred.
How to Apply
Please submit a letter of interest, a current resume and a completed job application form to:
Attention: Human Resources
Fax to (907)746-4081
Alaska Family Services
1825 South Chugach Street
Palmer AK 99645
All successful applicants must be able to pass a criminal history background check. Please, no phone calls or dropping in without an appointment. EOE
Alaska Family Services is an equal opportunity employer.
We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion and we actively seek to work with and serve individuals of all genders, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.