Job Title: Program Director, Licensed Child Placement Agency Download PDF
Department: Hope Rising
Reports to: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Program Director, LCPAA is responsible for overall administration, operation and management of foster care and assessment center program.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
Have daily supervision and overall administrative responsibility for all Hope Rising offices,including our main office and any branch offices which may be developed.
Responsible for or assign responsibility for: Administering and managing Hope Rising according to our policies;Ensuring that the Hope Rising complies with applicable rules of this chapter, Chapter 42
of the Human Resources Code, Chapter 745 of this title (relating to Licensing), and other applicable laws;Personnel matters, including hiring, assigning duties, training, supervision, evaluation of
employees, and terminations.
Developing and maintaining an on-call schedule to ensure awake, continuous coverage can be provided throughout the night to meet the particular needs of a child if needed.
Ensuring persons whose behavior or health status presents a danger to children are not allowed at the agency or foster homes; and
Administering and managing our approved agency plans These plans:
Evaluate the effectiveness or our system for meeting the rules of this chapter; and
Ensure the investigation of reports of minimum standards violations, upon our request.
Designating an employee to be responsible for the overall administration of the agency while the administrator is absent from the agency on a frequent and/or extended basis.
Responsible to ensure employees are in place to handle emergencies and that all youth in care are properly supervised.
Represents Hope Rising’s program at community events and functions.
Maintains confidentiality and other responsibilities listed in governmental laws and regulations, as well as Hope Rising’s policies and procedures.
Staying abreast, making recommendations, and implementing new standards into Hope Rising policies and procedures.
Monitoring and maintaining records regarding state compliance for audit.
Evaluation and recommendation of employees.
Negotiating conflict between all parties affected. Developing and maintaining positive staff morale. Completing and maintaining personnel information.
Evaluating staff needs and developing a staff development plan.
Overseeing development of trainings.
Be aware of trends in the child welfare industry.
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.
Regularly attend and conduct staff meetings.
Supervise treatment planning and progress of children in placement.
Responsible for corrective action when needed.
Ensure all deadlines are met by all staff members.
Attends trainings and meetings as required.
Shares/transmits the mission and vision of Hope Rising to staff and to clients and families served.
Responsible for direct and indirect supervision of Staff Supervisors, Therapists, Clinical Support Specialists, Counselors, Respite Care Givers, and Mentors. 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, LCPAA must be a full time employee of the agency, and be present at an agency office 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.
At least one agency must have 25 or fewer homes and both operations must be in good standing with licensing.
Education, Licensure and/or Experience
The Program Director must be a Licensed Child Placement Agency 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.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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 finger, 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.