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 Assistant in Anchorage with the Child Care Assistance Program. Full time position available to provide clerical support and excellent customer service. Minimum Qualifications: Must be a positive person with the ability to multitask. High school diploma or equivalent and one-year successful work experience. Preferred Qualifications: High school diploma and additional computer training and one-year successful work experience in data entry.
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.
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 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 and part time positions 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 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.
Program Manager in Palmer/Wasilla for the Family Support & Preservation Program (FSPP). Full time position available to provide management, planning, and assessment for the AFS FSPP programs ensuring compliance with grants, contracts, Medicaid services, and AFS policies and procedures. Actively participate in the development of strategic growth and expanded program development. Lead implementation of continuous quality improvement activities for FSPP within AFS. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in behavioral health, Social Science or related field. Additional training in Trauma Informed Principles and ACES. Two years successful experience in program management, including grant writing, budget development and tracking, and staff supervision. Proven success working with community partners towards shared goals. Knowledge of child & family serving systems and best practices in the field of family support & preservation. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in behavioral health, social science or related field. Proven success in program development, growth and evaluation. Grant writing/reporting experience. Familiarity with Medicaid services.
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.
Nutrition Education Assistant in Homer for the WIC Program. Full and part time positions 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.
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.
Program Manager in Palmer for the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPC). Full time position available to ensure the viability of the TPC 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. Coordination of community level activities for national events such as World No Tobacco Day, The Great American Smoke-out 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.
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.