Recruitment and Retention

Communities in the NWT have a wide variety of Aquatic needs.  Some communities host year-round class “B” pools called Regional Aquatic Training Centres, some have a seasonal pool in either Class “B” or “A” categories and others are specifically summer waterfronts.

No matter the Aquatic need, the NWTRPA can assist communities with recruitment (through an annual Seasonal Recruitment Drive by helping to promote job openings, and screening staff and supervisors) as well as provide on-going support to communities and staff through retention knowledge and tips.

Seasonal Aquatic Supervisor Recruitment

Every December, the NWTRPA connects with NWT communities to inquire if they desire assistance with finding and securing Seasonal Aquatic Supervisors for their pools or waterfronts for the summer. Should a community express interest, the NWTRPA signs an MOU with the community and then begins the task of: collecting and screening resumes (Applications accepted between January and April) and then distributes them to the MOU communities.  From there, MOU communities review the resumes and select individuals to interview.

Once an applicant is hired, the NWTRPA works with the new recruit and MOU community to support a positive working experience.  For the recruit, this is done by: providing a brief orientation, conducting a check-in upon arrival to their host community, hosting an early-summer conference call with all seasonal aquaticsrecruits, distributing a mid-summer newsletter that highlights community aquatic stories, and having a follow-up exit survey before summer closure.

The 2017 Seasonal Aquatic Supervisor Recruitment Drive is now open for Aquatic Supervisors to Apply.  Check out the 2017 Aquatics Recruitment Info Sheet for more details on applying.

Please see the Apply Now button below or send your resume, cover letter and current certifications to nwtlifeguardjobs@nwtrpa.org before April 6th, 2017.

Retention

Along with recruitment, The NWTRPA also strives to assist communities in retaining their Aquatic staff.  This is accomplished by working with communities and RATC’s to support training of local NWT residents through funding and advertisement,  collaborating with Aquatic Partners on initiatives, and offering to share with communities the knowledge of our Aquatic Committee through videos, social media, and a pool wiki.

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