Maternity Support Worker
Role: Maternity Support Worker
A Maternity Support Worker (MSW) is an unregistered employee providing support to a maternity team, mothers and their families. The MSW undertakes duties in a maternity setting for which midwifery training and registration are not required, but always under the direction and supervision of a registered midwife.
Level: Bands 2, 3 and 4
Qualifications & skills to access role
This is a values based position, with recruits needing to show the right motivations and interests.
Depending on the employer a range from the following may also be needed: GCSEs, CACHE/NNEB/BETC/NVQ
Any experience of working with mothers, babies and families would be of value, be this through a volunteering role or through personal/family experiences.
An MSW can become a Band 5 Midwife through taking a BSc Midwifery degree, or where offered by an employer a degree apprenticeship. A’Levels or BTECs would be required to enter these courses.
There are no directly associated roles from being an MSW, however with progression numerous opportunities present themselves.