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.

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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