Janet Jukes is CEO of LifeWorks Relationship Counselling and Education Services. Janet joined LifeWorks in 2014 bringing with her extensive experience in the non government human services sector. Janet has worked in management, service delivery and policy across several fields including youth and family services, homelessness, family violence, community legal services, and research.
Prior to taking up her position at LifeWorks, Janet worked for The Salvation Army, Australia Southern Territory, most recently as the Director of EastCare Network. EastCare provides residential and support programs in the Melbourne eastern metropolitan region including statutory and non-statutory youth services, educational support for children in care, housing and tenancy management, crisis accommodation, drug and alcohol outreach, support services related to mental health, and intensive case management services for clients in need of complex care.
Demonstrating a strong commitment to training the next generation of professionals, Janet has worked as an academic at RMIT in the Master of Policy and Human Services Program and Lectured in Youth work at RMIT, the Australian Catholic University and Victoria University. In 2001 Janet was awarded a Centenary Medal for outstanding service to young people.