Today, too many job listings for therapists and counselors are vague about pay, if they mention it at all. It’s part of a culture in mental health that keeps salaries low and professionals feeling disempowered. When employers #PostThePay — even as a range — both employers and applicants benefit.
That’s why we’re launching a social campaign encouraging employers to do exactly that.
Both sides benefit when employers #PostThePay
Applicants have a clear sense of what job opportunities are worth their time pursuing. Many will happily apply for positions where the pay is lower, if they can see that they would be working in support of a compelling mission, or there are other benefits of working in that job.
Employers avoid wasting time on applicants who wouldn’t accept their pay scale. They protect themselves against possible concerns over wage discrimination. And they can demonstrate that they are truly interested in attracting the best-qualified applicants, either through pay or through other compelling benefits (great supervision, being part of a unique mission, etc.).
What you can do
Starting today, you can find #PostThePay on all of our channels — web site, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We hope you’ll join us in sharing your stories using the hashtag, and in using the free graphics, copy-paste language, and other resources available here in support of the campaign:
Here are a couple of images you can copy and paste from this post. (More images are available at the links above.) To use them, first click on the image to see it full-size. Then right-click (control-click on a Mac, long press on some phones) on the image to copy or download:
We want to make waves with this. It’s time for a cultural shift in how therapists and counselors are recruited into their jobs. We think employers stand to benefit from this shift every bit as much as their employees. We hope you’ll join us. #PostThePay in support of fair wage and employment practices for counselors and therapists.