AHMC Healthcare

Lead Social Worker

Posted Date 11 months ago(11/11/2022 6:47 PM)
Requisition ID
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
# of Openings
Social Services
Position Type
Regular Part-Time


Under general over-sight of the Director of Case Management and Social Services, the Lead Medical Social Work Supervisor recruits, orients, trains, supervises and evaluates staff; prepares work schedules and individual assignments for social work staff; provides consultation concerning the most difficult cases; performs individual therapy and group therapy; coordinates a medical social services program; performs administrative duties; participates in hospital committees and community and professional organizations; prepares data and reports as needed; and performs related duties as required.


Duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.


  • Supervises assigned personnel which may include Medical Social Workers and other ancillary staff; provides consultation concerning the most difficult and complex cases.
  • Prepares work schedule and assignments for medical social work staff; confers with individual staff members on specific duties; reviews important and difficult cases to check eligibility; reviews other cases for specific reasons.
  • Gives advice and helps makes administrative decisions regarding Medical Social Workers with the Director’s supervision and approval.
  • Coordinates Medical Social Services Program; acts as liaison between medical social service staff and various hospital departments, personnel and community agencies.
  • As part of an interdisciplinary team, participates in the preparation and maintenance of individual case records; prepares or supervises the preparation of periodic performance reports and related statistics.
  • Helps interprets medical policies and procedures to guide Social Workers.
  • Performs as the departmental representative and takes a leadership role at conferences, workshops, seminars, regional committees and related meetings.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Case Management and Social Services.



Minimum Qualifications:


  • Education: Masters of Science in Social Work required. 
  • Experience: At least 4 years of experience in an acute hospital setting required. 
  • License and Certification: Current licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) issued by the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences as required under Title 22, California Administrative Code, Section 70055 required.
  • Current CPR required. 
  • Management of Assaultive Behavior Training and Certificate required.

Hospital Description

Distinguishing Features:


Lead Medical Social Work is distinguished from Medical Social Worker, in that Lead Medical Social Worker provides clinical supervision for a group of Medical Social Worker and ancillary staff; provides consultation and/or works on the most difficult and complex medical social work cases. This role requires licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Lead Medical Social Worker is distinguished from Medical Social Worker in that all Medical Social Worker works under general supervision and does not require an LCSW.


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