Specialist and Professional Services (SPS) 11

If you’ve found your way to this page, it means that you’re interested in a career in the Specialist and Professional Services (SPS) job family. The level within this family that you’re at or working towards is SPS 11. There is a diverse range of roles in the SPS job family such as: 
  • Psychologists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Early Childhood Teachers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Behavioural Support Practitioners
These roles require you to use professional skills, knowledge and experience to assist and support people to achieve their goals and aspirations, to lead a healthy and fulfilling life and, to live in the community as they choose. 
As an SPS 11, you’re a senior professional with additional deep and/or broad specialised knowledge, as such, you’re viewed as an expert in your given field and are expected to provide advice and assistance to senior managers and other professional staff.  A key part of your role involves undertaking projects and/or developing service offerings using your expertise, professional knowledge and experience.  
Plus you’ll identify person-centred service improvements consistent with research, policies and strategic direction. Due to your experience and knowledge you may manage a small number of professional staff or be a program team leader, or manage professional services projects.
Qualifications and experience
There are job roles in the SPS job family where formal qualifications and practice registration are a pre-requisite. Employers will specify qualification or equivalent experience requirements for particular roles. To be considered for an SPS 11 role, it is essential for you to have a relevant tertiary qualification and generally a post-graduate qualification in a related specialist area.
You will also have a broad understanding of the organisation you work for or are interested in working for, the disability sector, professional practices and internal/external operating environments.

True Stories

SPS 11 roles are rewarding and challenging. No two days are the same and you get to use your extensive range of skills and experience to make a tangible difference to the lives of people with disability. 

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