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Under the NWTRPA recruitment program, communities that hire applicants must provide the pool/waterfront supervisor with accommodation and return transportation. Accommodations should be comfortable and safe—ideally a furnished apartment or house.

Many NWT communities have a serious lack of housing and may have trouble finding appropriate accommodation. In these communities, the SAO/rec coordinator may try the following options:

  • Ask a reputable community staff person to provide room and board. Do not ask anyone in a position of authority with the pool supervisor.
  • Find a house-sitting opportunity for the pool supervisor. For example, teachers or others on summer vacation.

The SAO/rec coordinator must have accommodations in place well before the pool/waterfront supervisor arrives. And clearly explain what the accommodations are so the pool supervisor is prepared and has no surprises.

The SAO/rec coordinator must also keep in mind that most southern hires have never been to the NWT before. The pool supervisor may experience culture shock as they try to adjust to the northern lifestyle.

Consider the following actions to help make this transition as smooth as possible.

  • Make sure all their basic needs are met: proper housing, safe environment, lots of support, etc.
  • Give the pool/waterfront supervisor a tour of the community.
  • Be friendly and approachable, and available to answer any questions.

A pool supervisor that has a good experience is more likely to return year after year, and spread the news of their great experience. This can help ensure that you continue to find pool supervisors.

accommodations.txt · Last modified: 2015/02/11 16:58 (external edit)