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. 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 of successful work experience in a related field.
Administrative Assistant in Palmer with the Alcohol Safety Action Program. 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 experience.
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.
Relief position from midnight to 8:00 a.m. 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.
Case Manager in Palmer/Wasilla for the Family Support and Preservation Program. Full time position available to provide case management and parent coaching and feedback to families in a “home-like” setting.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Education, Social Work, Sociology or closely related field and 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: One-year additional experience with a background in family mediation, working with families in a home-based setting, and a clear understanding of high-risk family dynamics.
Case Specialist in Wasilla for the Work Services Program. Full time position available to perform file reviews and Quality Assurance records. Provide feedback and training related to case audits as necessary. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field or an Associate’s Degree with equivalent work experience. One year of successful work experience in a related field. Preferred Qualifications: Two years of successful social services work experience, preferably including file audits.
Family Contact Facilitator in Wasilla for the Family Support and Preservation Program. Full and Part time positions 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.
Job Development Specialist in Wasilla. Full time position available with the Work Services Program.
Responsibilities: Provide program education and outreach to the Employment Community with a focus on
creating and maintaining professional relationships with businesses and securing applicable work placement sites
for program participants. Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in Education, Human Services or
closely related field or equivalent work experience. Two years 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.
Program Coordinator in Wasilla for the Family Violence Intervention Program. Full time position available to
facilitate and assist with the supervision of the Family Violence Intervention Program in accordance with the
current CDVSA and DOC program standards. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and
completion of approved forty-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. Experience working with victims and/or perpetrators of domestic violence. One-year
successful work or volunteer experience in group facilitation. Preferred Qualifications: Associate's Degree in
Human Services or related field and two years’ experience working as a domestic violence or behavioral health
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.
Supervising Clinician in Wasilla for the Behavioral Health Treatment Center (BHTC). Full Time position available to provide direct service delivery; leadership and supervision of the SUD treatment team; and lead development of co-occurring program. Leads the SUD clinical team in support of the BHTC treatment philosophy and ensures a culture of teamwork and joint accountability. Sustains the clinical integrity of Alaska Family Services’ BHTC by assigning cases, reviewing documentation, and leading treatment-team meetings. Applies mental health/addiction counseling knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct mental health/substance abuse screening, assessment and treatment services to clients within various treatment modalities. Maintains a reduced clinical caseload to provide time for leadership responsibilities. Collaborates closely with the BHTC Administrator to ensure clients access a safe, empowering continuum of care.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in behavioral health field (sociology, counseling, psychology, psychiatric nursing, addiction studies, human services or social work). Two years mental health/substance abuse clinical experience with children, youth and adults. Eligible to enroll or currently enrolled as a provider in Alaska Medicaid. License-eligible within two years of hire (Master’s level and/or CDC-II or equivalent chemical dependency certification).
Preferred Qualifications: Four years mental health/substance abuse clinical experience with children, youth and adults. Appropriate licensure with supervision capabilities (LCSW, LPC, and/or CDC-II, CDC-S or equivalent chemical dependency certification).
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.