Rashad Skinner, founder and CEO of ARS Resources, has worked in the social services field since the 1990's playing major roles in programs for organizations such as Boy Scouts of America - Houston, TX, Texas Dept. of Protective and Regulatory Services (Child Protective Services) - Houston, TX, Center for Family Services -Aurora, IL, Spaulding for Children - Houston, TX, St. Paul AME Church - Houston, TX, Communities in Schools - Houston, TX, Harris County Hospital District - Houston, TX, and the Susie Foundation for Dentistry - Silver Spring, MD. Rashad is also a Licensed Master of Social Work by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.
Individual and Group Counseling
Adoption Home Study Preparation
Non-profit Grant writing
Apr 2006 - Present
Oct 2007 - Aug 2010
Mental Health Professional
Harris County Hospital District (Ben Taub Hospital)
• Provide clinical social work and complex discharge planning to patients and their families. • Holds joint accountability with case manager for facilitating psychosocial and continuing care. • Works collaboratively with physicians, case managers and multidisciplinary team to effect positive patient and family outcomes.• Perform psychosocial diagnosis, needs assessments, and reassessment of patients with alcohol, tobacco, or substance use issues in a health care setting.• Respond to referrals as well as collaborate with internal and external community resources for resolution of immediate problems.• Perform motivational interviewing techniques during brief treatment session in hospital and other community based clinics.• Patient chart reviewing to identify needs of patients in nursing units with substance use issues.
Aug 2006 - Jun 2007
HISD/Katrina Project Manager
Communities In Schools Houston
• Provided direct support services to Hurricane Katrina evacuees at Dowling M.S., including individual and group counseling to assist students with issues such as grief and trauma, transition issues, and relationships with their peers.• Assisted students and their families with basic and emergency needs such as food, clothing shelter and medical needs.• Linked students and their families to community mental health providers to assist them in addressing the post-trauma of Hurricane Katrina and Rita.• Hosted community events to involve entire families, and open these gatherings to additional schools will also benefit.• Worked closely with campus administration to address any additional students as they arise.
Oct 2005 - May 2006
Spaulding for Children
Aug 2004 - Aug 2005
Program Manager/Grant Writer
Aspiring Youth of Houston
Aug 2003 - May 2004
Social Work Clinician
Aurora Education Center
Oct 2001 - Mar 2004
MRAI Therapist/UDIS Lead Coordinator
Center for Family Services
Aug 1999 - Aug 2001
CPS Conservatorship Specialist IV
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Aug 2001 - May 2004
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