Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Buffalo, New York

Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Health Behavior
Time Type:
Full time
Weekly Hours:
Variable (United States of America)

Provides evidence-based tobacco treatment services, consisting of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and medication education and support, to individuals and groups of patient who have been diagnosed with cancer, virtually, over the telephone and in person, using approved tobacco treatment manuals and protocols. Administers biopsychosocial assessments, schedules appointments, organizes treatment groups, provides treatment sessions, and supports and communicates with the cancer care team. Helps individuals manage thoughts of suicide, other substance use disorders, mental health disorders, family conflicts, marital problems, stress management, and issues associated with aging, cancer, and physical and emotional health in the context of tobacco use and cancer treatment and recovery.

Starting salary for this position is $61,270 annually which includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Required Education and Experience

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Education and Experience
Master's degree in mental health counseling, counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, substance use treatment, or a related field and the equivalent of one (1) year of full-time experience in counseling.

1. Incumbents must have a successful completion of the provided accredited Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) training and obtain national TTS certification within one (1) year of appointment as a condition of continued employment.
2. Required degrees must have been granted by an accredited college or university or one recognized by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as following acceptable educational practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have experience administering biopsychosocial assessments, experience with electronic Medical Records/Electronic Health Records, experience working as a member of treatment teams and delivering group and individual treatment. In addition they will have knowledge of cognitive behavioral treatment, knowledge of motivational interviewing, experience providing treatment for substance use disorders and experience managing a clinician schedule.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation (RPCIC) and Health Research Inc. (HRI) Roswell Park Division believe that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities, and we do not discriminate against our employees, applicants or job seekers because of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, creed, age, disability, pregnancy-related condition, military or veteran status, marital or familial status, domestic violence victim status, citizenship status, genetic information, individual's relationship or association with a member of a protected category or any other protected group status as defined by law.

Additionally, RPCIC and HRI Roswell Park Division are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Roswell Park is committed to providing an environment where patients, families, employees, and community are treated with courtesy and respect. We support an inclusive environment that nurtures the talents, skills, and abilities of each individual to embody and reflect Roswell Park's core values; Innovation, Integrity, Teamwork, Commitment, Compassion, and Respect.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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