Social workers and advocates:  Fight for fair market compensation, equal pay, and one uniform/national licensure
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Social workers and advocates: Fight for fair market compensation, equal pay, and one uniform/national licensure

    1. Petition by

      Kerry Baharanyi

      Auburn, AL

According to the NASW, "the primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. Social work core values are service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence". How can we advocate for others when we cannot provide or meet our basic needs because of the lack of fair pay in the market for social workers? We are undervalued in our society, people and other disciplines (professions) have misconception about our profession, and many social workers who have the passion to fight for social justice have to choose to stay underpaid, yet social workers students accrue more loans to pursuit higher education, and state level social work licensures cost increase every year. As a social worker, I would like to see a national, uniform way of testing for licensure to avoid the cost, frustration, and red tape that many social workers are encountering when they decide to relocate to another state or transfer their existing credentials. Social workers deserve "change."

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    • sreekanth guntur JHABUA, BAHRAIN
      • 1 day ago

      This is so sad and glade to share to all of you i have been social work profession since 5 years, through my personal interest i took this field even oppose my family members and friends. Through this Profession i am doing my service with social work ethic for the needy people " Help them to Help Themselves". Even now professional social workers in India didn't get the fair marker compensation and equal pay compare to other professional fields. The Code of Ethics is only for reading or fill the equal opportunity for social workers?

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    • sreekanth guntur JHABUA, BAHRAIN
      • 1 day ago

      Be a Social Worker

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    • Ashok Pawar INDIA
      • 9 days ago

      Am social Advocate wanted to work for community

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      • 9 days ago

      Social Work Profession must get utmost importance, respect and enhanced pay at par with other professions. Yes Social Workers are deprived respect and value, because we work with suffering people(in all forms).

      Social Work Profession is a noble profession, as we learn to work with heart. And Social Work Profession must have a Universal Logo and due recognition like other professions. This change must be from all Governments, all Countries.

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    • Malinda Cousins BRONX, NY
      • 12 days ago

      The work that we do is challenging rewarding, dangerous, stressful but it is for the right reasons and about working with families.

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