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Rite of Passage Kitchen Manager in Lewisville, Arkansas



Kitchen Supervisor/Manager

  1. Ensures that healthy and tasty food is prepared in accordance with all Federal, State and local agencies, Tribal agencies (where applicable) and the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program requirements.

  2. Maintains the entire dining and preparation areas of the food service facility are maintained in a sanitary condition that meets or exceeds the requirements set forth by Federal, State, local and Tribal (where applicable) regulations.

  3. Performs duties in the cooking of food, assists with ordering food, scheduling employees and necessary menu changes.

  4. Maintains prescribed per plate costs if applicable.

  5. Ensures customer service is maintained at a level that meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations.

  6. Ensures all food preparation equipment, laundry, heating and air conditioning equipment are in good working condition, as well as all floors, walls, serving lines, bathrooms and windows of the facility. Advises the supervisor of any necessary repairs.

  7. Assists with the Culinary Arts program as needed and if applicable

  8. Supervises employees, staff helpers and students, if applicable, in the designated department, ensuring labor laws are adhered to at all times.

  9. Responsible for hiring, evaluations, commendations, reprimands and dismissals regarding supervised staff.

  10. Reviews and approves time and attendance for supervised staff.

  11. Assists with developing supervised staff by conducting training sessions and action plans.

  12. Maintains daily and monthly inventory logs of supplies, materials and equipment to ensure all items are accounted for. Maintains a materials safety data sheet, if applicable.

  13. Completes required reports and documentation in a timely manner, provides management with required reports and advises of any problematic situations.

  14. Complies with and implements the Rite of Passage Policies and Procedures as detailed in the appropriate manuals/handbooks.

  15. Ensures the highest standards are maintained to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct and to ensure the program remains in compliance with any applicable agency licensing and Rite of Passage policies and procedures.

  16. Assists with the correction of deficiencies and quality improvement efforts.

  17. Attends and participates in all required meetings.

  18. Commits to attending and tracking all training and staff development classes in order to ensure sufficient hours of training for this position and supervised staff are completed on an annual basis. Notifies supervisor if annual training hours are deficient.

  19. Ensures the safety, health and welfare of staff and students at all times.

20 Provides encouragement, guidance and resources to staff and students when needed

  1. Models and ensures all program norms are upheld without compromise.

  2. Acts as a positive role model and mentor for both staff and students.

  3. Treats others with respect, confronts negative behavior and supports confrontations.

  4. Other duties as assigned, verbally or in written form.


  1. High school diploma or equivalent. College preferred.

  2. At least two years of experience supervising five or more employees.

  3. At least four years of experience in the field.

  4. Good interpersonal skills including the ability to interview potential employees if required.

  5. If required to operate a company vehicle during the course of employment, must meet the requirements to be an eligible ROP driver. Must possess a current State Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years.

  6. Strong knowledge of overall company operations and policies and procedures.

  7. Ability to pass a criminal background clearance check, drug screen, physical and TB test.

  8. Ability to perform work with little or no supervision.

  9. Ability to utilize resources available to complete assigned projects.

  10. Ability to prepare written reports and correspondence.

  11. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.

  12. Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing.

  13. Able to work in excess of 40 hours with possibility of a varied schedule.

  14. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

  15. Must have excellent organization and time management skills.

  16. Ability to build and maintain positive internal and external relationships.

  17. Ability to provide exemplary customer service to all employees and outside constituents.

  18. Ability to function independently and as a member of a team in a multi-task environment.

  19. Must be flexible and able to handle multiple priorities, with the ability to adjust to high pressure and rapidly changing business conditions.

  20. Proficient in the use of computers and associated software.

Rite of Passage is a leading national provider of programs and opportunities for troubled and at-risk youth from social services, welfare agencies and juvenile courts. For 35 years, we have developed and operated a continuum of programs based on the needs of youth and our placing agencies. With an emphasis on evidence-based practices and positive skill development, combined with our supportive and therapeutic approach, our organization is respected by industry experts as a highly effective solution for our youth. Since 1984, over 25,000 youths have entered and completed our programs. Rite of Passage has built its reputation on running life-changing educational treatment programs that positively contribute to the community.

Our employees are dedicated, passionate individuals that are committed to inspiring positive change in the lives of youth. Becoming a member of the Rite of Passage team is more than just a job, it’s an opportunity to create a meaningful career with a company driven by its powerful mission to make a difference.




  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

  • Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



  • High School or better



  • 3 years: experience in the field.

  • 2 years: experience supervising five or more employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)