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
- health insurance
- competitive paid time off schedule with accrual increases for every two years of service
- options for flexible work schedules.
Currently Open Postions
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.
Administrative Assistant in Anchorage with the Child Care Assistance Program. Relief (on-call) position available to provide a high level of detail, excellent customer service and exceptional follow-thru.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and one year of successful work experience. Knowledge of general office practices and computer experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree and/or certification in office management and two years successful work experience in an office environment.
Program Manager in Palmer for the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Full time position available to ensure the viability of the Tobacco Prevention Program through management of a programmatic budget and grant compliance. Responsible for the facilitation of the local tobacco prevention coalition and implementation of tobacco control policy initiatives within the Mat-Su region. Ensures an empowering and supportive participant experience. Role models and contributes to collaborative, mission-driven leadership as a member of the AFS’ management team. Coordination of community level activities for national events such as World No Tobacco Day, The Great American Smokeout and Taking Down Tobacco.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in health, policy-making, education, social work or related disciplines and one year successful work experience in a health related or social service field.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred in social work, health, or related field from an accredited university. Grant management experience a plus.
Shelter Supervisor in Palmer for the DVSA Shelter. Full time position available to assist with the supervision of emergency shelter staff and ensuring the effective execution of domestic violence and sexual assault services to shelter residents and nonresidents, including the 24-hour crisis line. Develop, implement, and supervise life skills and support groups. Create and manage case plans that are responsive to the needs of all shelter participants.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field and one year successful work experience in a residential setting and one year case management experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Two years successful work experience in a residential setting and one year successful experience in case management as a shift supervisor.
Advocate in Palmer for the DVSA Shelter. Full time and relief positions available. Responsibilities include providing 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.
Administrative Assistant in Palmer with the Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP). Full time position available to provide a high level of detail, excellent customer service and exceptional follow-thru.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and one year of successful work experience. Knowledge of general office practices and computer
Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree and/or certification in office management and two years successful work experience in an office environment. Experience working with the court system helpful.
Store Associate in Palmer at Family First Treasures Thrift Store. Part-time position available to assist the store manager 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 (2) years retail sales experience and/or secondhand store experience preferred.
Family Contact Facilitator in Palmer/Wasilla for the Family Support and Preservation Program. Full-time position available to provide parent coaching and feedback for family time that takes place in a “home-like” setting.
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.
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.
Substance Abuse Counselor in Wasilla for the Behavioral Health Treatment Center. Full Time, Part Time or Relief positions available to provide substance abuse treatment services in an outpatient program.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in human services or related field, or equivalent experience. One year of experience in substance abuse counseling. and the ability to become a Qualified Addictions Professional within three years (achieve a minimum certification as a CDCII, BHAII or NCACI). Must be eligible to enroll as a provider in Alaska Medicaid.
Preferred Qualifications: Current certification as a CDCI or higher. Master’s degree in counseling, human services or related field.
Competent Professional Authority (CPA) in Wasilla for the WIC Program. Part-time position available to provide WIC basic nutrition services and clerical support.
Minimum Qualifications: High school equivalency and additional training to include the successful completion of (or the ability to complete within 12 months) the State of Alaska WIC Competent Professional Authority (CPA) Certification Exam. One year successful work experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Nutrition or related field plus WIC CPA certification. One year successful work experience in a WIC program or other public health field.
Group Facilitator in Wasilla with the Family Violence Intervention/Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Program. Part time position to facilitate groups in accordance with current DVSA 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 Coordinator Seasonal, temporary position available to conduct a successful Christmas gift collection and distribution campaign. Activities include collection, purchase and distribution of gifts, soliciting donations, volunteer recruitment and coordination, and coordinating and executing fundraising events, such as Halloween Hallow, Festival of Trees, etc., to support the program. Must be available to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.
Qualifications: Associate’s Degree or equivalent working experience and one year experience working with a fundraising campaign. Prior volunteer experience with the Special Santa Program strongly preferred.
Mental Health Clinician in Wasilla for the Behavioral Health Treatment. Full-time or Part-time positions available. Responsibilities will include providing therapeutic services to clients. Conduct mental health/substance abuse screening, assessment and treatment services to clients within various treatment modalities. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in a behavioral health field and one year of behavioral health experience. Preferred Qualifications: Alaska licensure and/or CDC certification with two years of behavioral health experience.
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. 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.