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Ascension Health Teacher - Two Year Olds and Preschool in Wichita, Kansas


  • Sign-On Bonus: $2,000.00

  • Department: Child Development Center

  • Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours weekly, Monday – Friday 7:30am - 6pm, OFF on Fridays

  • Hospital: Ascension Via Christi Hospitals

  • Location: 1035 N St. Francis Wichita, KS


Paid time off (PTO)

Various health insurance options & wellness plans

Retirement benefits including employer match plans

Long-term & short-term disability

Employee assistance programs (EAP)

Parental leave & adoption assistance

Tuition reimbursement

Ways to give back to your community

*Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: Travel, PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Actual compensation offer will vary based upon role, education, experience, location, and qualifications. Connect with your Talent Advisor for additional specifics.


Plan and implement child care and educational activities for assigned children.

  • Ensure instructional activities are developmentally appropriate and reflect their individual interests.

  • Complete required lesson plans and maintain accurate and timely documentation of all required activities and interactions.

  • Ensure that assigned equipment and materials are adequately maintained in safe working order and recommends new equipment as appropriate.

  • Maintain positive communications with child's parents/guardians and incorporates their recommendations into child's daily routine.


Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Food Service Professional credentialed from the ServSafe National Restaurant Association obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date. Will accept Food Handler Card through Food Handler Essentials Course through State Food Safety within 1 Month (30 days) of hire or job transfer date required.• Heart Saver AED obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date. American Heart Association or American Red Cross accepted required.

  • Licensed Teacher preferred.


  • Based on Kansas State Regulations, one or more of the following is required: 1) A childdevelopment associate credential, OR; 2) An A.B. or B.S degree in child development or earlychildhood education, including a supervised practicum; and three months’ teaching experience inlicensed centers or preschools, OR; 3) An A.B. or B.S degree in a related academic discipline, and12 hours of academic study or equivalent training in child development, early childhood education,curriculum resources, nutrition, child guidance, parent education, supervised practicum andadministration of early childhood programs and six months’ teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools.

Additional Preferences

  • Must have CDA or related degree.

  • Minimum 1 year experience in a KDHE-licensed childcare center is required.

  • Previous experience with children ages 3-5 strongly preferred.

Why Join Our Team

Ascension Via Christi caregivers have been caring for and providing healing to Kansas communities for more than 135 years. As the largest healthcare provider in Kansas, we offer career opportunities across a number of hospitals, clinics, therapy centers and home health services.

Ascension is a leading non-profit, faith-based national health system made up of over 134,000 associates and 2,600 sites of care, including more than 140 hospitals and 40 senior living communities in 19 states.

Our Mission, Vision and Values encompass everything we do at Ascension. Every associate is empowered to give back, volunteer and make a positive impact in their community. Ascension careers are more than jobs; they are opportunities to enhance your life and the lives of the people around you.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

For further information, view the EEO Know Your Rights (English) (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights_10_20.pdf) poster or EEO Know Your Rights (Spanish) (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRightsSp_10_20.pdf) poster.

As a military friendly organization, Ascension promotes career flexibility and offers many benefits to help support the well-being of our military families, spouses, veterans and reservists. Our associates are empowered to apply their military experience and unique perspective to their civilian career with Ascension.

Pay Non-Discrimination Notice (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf)

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

This employer participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

E-Verify (https://e-verify.uscis.gov/web/media/resourcesContents/E-Verify_Participation_Poster_ES.pdf)