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Licensed Child Care Administrator (LCCA)

Job Title:         Program Director, Licensed Child-Care Administrator (LCAA)

Department: Hope Rising

Reports to:     Executive Director

FLSA Status:   Exempt

The Program Director, LCCA is responsible for overall administration, operation, and management of the emergency assessment center program.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Report any/all suspecting abuse or neglect to the Administrator on duty and the DFPS hotline at or 1-800-252-5400.
  • Administer and manage the emergency assessment center according to Hope Rising policies.
  • Ensure that the emergency assessment center complies with applicable rules of Chapter 42 of the Human Resources Code, Chapter 745 (relating to Licensing), and other applicable laws.
  • Manage personnel matters, including hiring, assigning duties, training, supervision, mediation/negotiating conflict, evaluation of employees, and employee and client discipline;
  • Developing and maintaining schedules to ensure continuous coverage as well as on-call support for the center.
  • Ensuring the security and safety of the center, for both staff and residents.
  • Ensure the investigation of reports of minimum standards violations.
  • Designating appropriate coverage for the overall administration of the agency while the administrator is absent from the agency.
  • Responsible to ensure employees are in place to handle emergencies and that all youth in care are properly supervised.
  • Maintain confidentiality and other responsibilities listed in governmental laws and regulations, as well as Hope Rising’s policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and maintain records as required by state licensing boards.
  • Evaluating staff needs and developing a staff development plan.
  • Overseeing development/delivery of trainings.
  • Develop a positive relationship with state, regional, and local referral entities.
  • Develop, recommend, and control branch budget.
  • Monitor and approve petty cash expenditures and reports.
  • Ensure local internal controls for petty cash and other fiscal operations.
  • Regularly attend and conduct staff meetings.
  • Supervise treatment planning and progress of children in placement.
  • Share/transmit the mission and vision of Hope Rising to staff, to clients, and families served.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Responsible for direct and indirect supervision of Residential Caregivers/Supervisors, Treatment Director, Therapists, and Counselors. Responsibilities may include interviewing, recommendations for hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, recognizing staff performance and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Program Director, LCCA must be a full time employee of the agency, and be present at the emergency assessment center to provide on-site administrative oversight. If acting as the administrator for two residential child-care operations under §749.633 of this title, the administrator must split a full-time schedule between the two operations as described in the professional staffing plans for each operation.

Education, Licensure and/or Experience
The Program Director must be a Licensed Child-Care Administrator. Master’s Degree in social work or related field. At least five (5) years of experience working with children in the child welfare industry and three (3) years of progressive supervisory and administrative experience.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Valid Texas driver’s license, appropriate insurance and reliable car.

Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.

Must submit to pass random drug tests during employment.

Must successfully pass all background screens as required by the state.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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