These professional staff often start their jobs with a basic salary of 11.80 USD (about 250 thousand VND) / hour. “They have to take care of patients with complex medical problems,” said Kim Gibson, director of an advocacy group for social workers in New York.
“They play multiple roles at the same time – both as a social worker, as a client claimant, and trustworthy friends who stay by their clients’ side. However, the remuneration for these employees is too low, and hardly any other benefits.
A non-profit social organization called “Health Care Workers Rising” in New York has just been established for 2 years and currently has 2,200 members participating in the activity.
“These social workers go to work without having the same benefits they should have enjoyed as other American working people,” says Gibson. “The nature of the work is very complex and they are the main disadvantaged subjects like the clients they are helping. In other words, they are becoming ‘invisible ‘in the eyes of the US government”.
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