Working as a Therapist at UCP

Have you ever dreamed of being part of an interdisciplinary team that work together to help children reach their fullest potential? For over 60 years, UCP of Central Florida has been dedicated to enriching the life of children of all abilities. We provide individualized Support, Education, and Therapy services to thousands of children across 7 campuses in Central Florida. Our mission at UCP is to empower children with and without disabilities to achieve their potential by providing individualized support, education and therapy services in an inclusive environment. We are looking for professionals interested in joining our team and helping us make a difference.

Therapy Services

As part of our holistic and interdisciplinary approach – UCP of Central Florida (UCP Charter School and UCP Outpatient Clinics) have over 100 team members/contractors that are comprised of speech language pathologists, speech therapists, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants (PTAs), occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants (COTAs) who are part of the team to support students. UCP of Central Florida Charter Schools are very unique in that educationally relevant therapy is provided as part of a students’ Individual Education Plan (IEP) and also offers a medical model of therapy for students who need additional services and support. All in one location!

Our Therapy Impact - Liam’s Story | VIDEO

UCP uses a variety of service delivery models including individual, group, consultation, in-classroom and out of classroom to allow students to reach their best outcomes. However, we generally believe that the ͞push -in or inclusion model is most effective for most students. By providing integrated/in-class services, our therapists work closely with teachers and classroom staff to collaboratively address students' goals. This increases team coordination and competency to provide assistance and support to students. Research shows that when therapists model and instruct on how to implement recommended techniques that support a student’s accommodations and modifications, results improve within the classroom setting. Our therapists also assist in the use/selection of functional mobility equipment (including transfer and positioning techniques), and assistive, adaptive and augmentative communication devices. UCP of Central Florida also has a pediatric therapy clinic on each of our campuses – providing on-site medical model physical, speech or occupational therapy for our students. We also provide out-patient services to birth to 21-year-olds.

Flexible and Rewarding

When you join UCP of Central Florida, you partner with a team that is making a positive difference with the future, our children.  There are opportunities for full-time, part-time, seasonal/summer, and PRN. UCP of Central Florida has 7 campuses, in 3 different Counties, conveniently located throughout Central Florida in Downtown Orlando, East Orlando (near UCF), Kissimmee, Pine Hills, Lake Mary, and Winter Garden.


Employee Positions

UCP of Central Florida is seeking Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Therapists/Certified Speech Language Pathology Assistants, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Physical Therapy Assistants who strive to “Empower” children, families and the community.

Our Current Therapist Employee Opportunities Include: 

  • Speech Language Therapist/Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (Bachelor’s in Communicative Disorders)

  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Physical Therapy Assistant


  • Competitive Salaries

  • Continuing Education Reimbursement

  • Subsidized health insurance for all full-time team members

  • Free Life Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Holiday Pay

  • Direct Deposit

  • Weekdays

  • Flexible schedule

  • Discounted Childcare for Pre-K and below students and Free tuition for all K and above students

  • Basic therapy tools and equipment provided

*All Therapy Positions require fingerprinting and passing a level II background check and drug test.

If you are a job seeker certified/licensed in one of the above areas


Contract Therapy Positions

The majority of UCP therapist positions are contract positions, these are flexible opportunities available at all of our Central Florida campuses.                                                                                  

Our Current Therapist Contract Opportunities Include: 

  • Physical Therapist

  • Occupational Therapist 

  • Speech Language Pathologist (Master’s in Communicative Disorders) 

  • PRN/Seasonal


  • Competitive Hourly Rates

  • Flexibility- Full-time and Part-time positions available

  • School and/or Medical setting Discounted Childcare for Pre-K and below students

  • Basic therapy tools and equipment provided    

*All Therapy Positions require fingerprinting and passing a level II background check and drug test.


If you are a job seeker certified/licensed in one of the above areas