Helena has been a professor of Social Pedagogy since 1997 working intensely with children with special needs. In 2002, she transitioned to social work and in 2010 became director of a centre for social work. Since 2012, Helena has been a member of the Board of the Association of Centres for Social Work in Slovenia (ACSW), association that she is chairing since 2016. For the past three years, she has been involved in the reform of the centres for social work in cooperation with the National Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Outside work, Helena enjoys hiking, cycling and skiing.